For everyone in the news community, everyone across Vingle, tragic news came to the United States today. So far it’s been confirmed that 10 people were killed in a shooting at Umpqua Community College. And with several shootings that took place in the U.S. previously, this comes with a lot the frustration, anger, and sadness.
In instances like this we tend talk about what could’ve been done, what the campus should’ve done, what the parents of the shooter should’ve done, and a big reason: WHY did the shooter do it?
Let’s try to reframe our thoughts about it, shall we?
Here I am, sitting across the other side of the country, seeing the senseless crime and tragedy unfold. I feel shocked, helpless, and well, just plain insignificant to this issue.
When stuff like this happens, I wish I could do more then just talk about it on the internet, but that’s my reality right now.
I wish I could embrace all the family members of the tragedy, help drive people to their homes, help notify the people in the area of the advancements in the story. Anything to get me moving and in the process of helping in a productive way.
I wish I could address the U.S. (like the president) and say that something IS going to be done about this.
I wish I could be a member of Congress and start writing up some legislation right now.
So, I ask you Vingle Community. What would you do about this issue, right now, if you could?
It’s not going to do anything right now, but maybe letting it out will make this community feel a little better.