Newtown: Will the Violence End?
Sadly, a rhetorical question. As we close in on the first anniversary of that tragic day at Sandy Hook Elementary School (12/14/12 – 12/14/13), there have been at least 17 more school shootings:
This site claims 26 more school shootings:
Gun control activists demand ‘no more silence’ ahead of Newtown anniversary
“On December 14, we’ll have a moment of silence for Newtown, but with 26 more school shootings since that day, ask yourself, is silence what America needs right now?” the voice-over says.
Here’s the Moment of Silence ad:
And before Newtown:
Columbine to Newtown: A tragic list of school shootings since 1999
School shootings by state:
How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?
And a promise for increased mental health services:
1 Year After Newtown School Shooting, Biden To Boost Mental Health Services
The White House said $100 million will become available to increase access and quality of mental health services.
The Obama administration will offer $50 million through the Affordable Care Act to help community health centers hire providers and add services for mental illness and addiction. The government aims to provide another $50 million in financing to help rural mental health facilities