An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING in the U.S., this time in Texas.
An 18-year-old walked into an elementary school Tuesday with a “military-style” rifle and started shooting, killing 19 kids and two adults before he was shot and killed by police.
It was the deadliest mass shooting at an American elementary school since the Sandy Hook tragedy in Connecticut that took 26 lives in 2012. It came less than two weeks after 10 people were gunned down in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York.
President Joe Biden promptly demanded that something be done — that something being effective gun control.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.