53 people dead, 515 injured in the Las Vegas shooting.
Just to put the number of people in perspective, the average school classroom holds about 25 people.
So 53 people is about 2 class rooms full of people.
I didn't look up the information on the people killed but presumably they were young people.
And 515 injured - that's as big as a medium sized high schools entire graduating class.
Huge cost in terms of death and human suffering.
And there's a dollar cost too. I'm not trying trivialize the incident and it doesn't matter because it's going to be what it's going to be. But, besides the property damage you have the medical costs. I wouldn't be surprised if that alone is in the $10 million range. Then caring for people that might now be disabled.
So here's my question?
Should we ban guns? Round them all up, confiscate them and make them illegal forever?
Coming off the heels of what happened in Las Vegas it would be easy to fall into that position.
The fact is the people that hate guns will now hate them more and the people that like guns will look for all the reasons why guns aren't the issue here.
It's Friday and I want to get on to some more enjoyable topics so I'm not going into this right now but I did want to show some respect for the victims and too that end I'll just say this, I'm sorry.
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