By Tom Knighton
The appropriate amount of violence we should see in this nation directed toward children is zero.
I’m going to go ahead and put that out there so there can be no misunderstanding or misrepresentation going forward. I’m also going to put out there that I’m not remotely deluded enough to think that will ever be the case.
However, it’s also a major topic of discussion as we spend a great deal of time talking about, especially regarding mass shootings.
Over at The Atlantic, of course, writer Alia Wong wants to remind us all about the other kinds of violence against children.
Gun violence has killed nearly 1,200 children in the United States since the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, one year ago. Few of these deaths became the focus of the nation’s attention. Maybe that’s because these killings were so mundane, so normal, in the 21st-century United States.
A few weeks after the Parkland shooting, a 17-year-old high-school student in Birmingham, Alabama, named Courtlin Arrington, who’d long dreamed of becoming a nurse, was shot and killed in class, just months before she was to graduate. In July, three siblings—the oldest of whom was 6—were, according to news reports, <a target="_blank" …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms