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Tragedy overshadowed

Have we become so inured, so hardened to school shootings that they are the bottom article on the front page? It was superseded by construction company losses, Trump’s proposed cuts on crop insurance and a 71 million year old raptor.

When a tragedy so overwhelming as this becomes so commonplace that it is overshadowed by business news, presidential ramblings and a discovery in Antarctica from 2004, we are truly on a downward slide as far as civilization is concerned.

When children are murdered in their classrooms we have lost any semblance of a society of laws. To use the line from the Hindenburg disaster, “Oh the humanity!”

How many more times are the “leaders” of this nation going to say “Our thoughts and prayers” but do nothing to get military weapons out of the hands of civilians? How many more times is the NRA going to say that the Second Amendment is sacrosanct?

Maybe when the schools of the grandchildren of the NRA board of directors are the targets of a “troubled’ youth with an AR-15. I sincerely hope and pray that it doesn’t come to that.

G. Beyer

Sandpoint, ID


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