CT Community Shocked and Outraged After Shots Fired During Little League Game
Shots were fired during a Little League game on Saturday, May 15, at Newfield Park in Bridgeport, according to a report on the dailyvoice.com website.
When is it ever going to stop, or is it? During a press conference, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim delivered some prophetic words about the incident when he said, "This won't be tolerated, and it is not acceptable."
What does that mean? First, of course, it's not acceptable, and it should never be tolerated, so what now? Let's review. Since January 1, 2021, there have been on average, 10 mass shootings in this country every week this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive. More than 15,000 people in this country have died from gun-related violence.
Even though I personally don't own a firearm, that doesn't mean I think we should throw out our Second Amendment, which everyone knows it protects the right to keep and bear arms and I understand that.
But, it doesn't give someone the right to fire several shots into a condo complex in Glastonbury, which happened on Tuesday, May 18. It also didn't give a shooter the right to kill one and injure another in Middletown on May 16. As of May 1, 2021, there have been at least seven shootings in the state of Connecticut.
Should weekly random and mass shootings be accepted as part of the new normal? What is it going to take to keep firearms out of the hands of people who don't respect what our second amendment is really all about? I certainly can't answer that question and it appears our politicians can't either.