This is something I find profoundly disappointing in my country, but what really upsets me is the blasé attitude by a majority of Americans that believe this is the price you pay for living in a free society. A “free society” somehow equates to having looser gun laws that allow purchasing and owning more and more powerful guns.
Here is a sensible article by Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons on four things America could do to help protect women from gun violence. They are all common sense solutions (e.g. prevent convicted abusers, stalkers and people subject to restraining orders from possessing a gun), but I hold out little hope that common sense solutions will be followed.
Statistics like the one shown above make me wonder if America even has a threshold that can be crossed before legislative changes are made. Back in 2012 I thought the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was our limit – I was wrong.