Can we at least agree that it is unacceptable for innocent, young children to be killed by a crazed gunman? Or is even that without common ground? We are divided politically on just about everything, but in the United States of America we should not have to continue to mourn slaughter after slaughter of innocent lives. Is that the type of country we want to be? The problem of mass shootings is largely unique to America. This isn’t happening in other countries. So there must be a solution to preventing this gun violence. Something that protects the rights of law-abiding Americans to own guns, but that protects the most innocent among us. Certainly there must be some common-sense steps that can be taken so that dangerous or mentally ill people, who often show advance signs of violent and vengeful tendencies, can’t so easily kill 19 children in a matter of minutes. Our politicians have gotten us nowhere. They largely refuse to even debate any ideas to keep our streets from being flooded by guns, despite the fact that there have been 200 mass shootings in the U.S. just this year. That is more shootings than there have been days in 2020. That is unacceptable. Because if we do nothing, we’re saying we’re ok with our children being shot to death. And that doesn’t seem like much of an American value.