Monday, September 2, 2019

Chicago Shooting Exceed Mass Shootings

Mass shootings shock the conscience and leave people wondering how and why
Not right that a human being could shoot so many innocents and watch them die
Before the morgue has received the dead we hear the gun control cries
The left appalled that we cannot today lawful owners owning guns deny
No more thoughts and prayers to fill the tweeting airs
Gun control is what we must immediately bring to bear
Even if background checks and red flags would not mass shootings deter
Maybe if we just ban semi-automatics our safety from mass shootings we could insure
The victims’ families are consoled with marches and memorials and resolute speeches
While another problem begs for solutions that governments can reach
From mass shootings in 2019 so far 1340 people have been shot of whom 273 have died
Hundreds of families and friends racked by violence have wept and  cried
In Chicago this year 1887 people have been shot of whom 317 have died
Far in excess of mass shooting yet the coverage by the media is denied
Never to make the screen as black on black shootings in Blue cities is not news
Only when it is white on black, black on white or blue on black or white  then interest grew
What’s worse unlike the mass shooting which is usually random without prior alert
The urban shootings so drug and gang related are more predictable of when a victim is to be hurt
All deaths by shooting or any means are a disaster
But in places like Chicago strong policing has a chance to events master
Why not focus on urban shootings we have a chance to reduce
Rather than stripping law abiding owners while gun toting felons run loose
© September 2, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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