Monterey Park

I’m sad to say that I woke up this morning to news of another mass shooting, this time in Monterey Park, California, near Los Angeles. Ten people are dead with ten more wounded and hospitalized.

The shooting occurred at a ballroom dance club, after an evening Lunar New Year celebration. Monterey Park is a predominantly Chinese-American suburb which hosts one of the largest Lunar New Year celebrations in the area. Today’s activities have been cancelled in the wake of the shooting.

As I write this, there is no suspect in custody and no idea if this attack was motivated by racial hatred.

It certainly casts a sorrowful shadow over the start of the Year of the Rabbit. May the year bring healing to all who mourn.
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Author: Joanne Corey

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15 thoughts on “Monterey Park”

      1. If you see your country from the eyes of the rest of the world, you’ll know how easy it is to put an end to this madness. Just ban gun sales for at least a decade. It is not easy to buy guns in other countries


        1. Yes, I know. There are a couple of problems in the US that are in the way. First is the differing interpretations of the Second Amendment to our Constitution. Second is the fact that there are more firearms in the US than there are people. Even if all sales were banned, there are well over 300 million guns already out there. There would have to be programs to reduce those guns and who can access them.

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            1. Yes. Unfortunately, too many in Congress are beholden to the minority that won’t take the sensible approach that the vast majority favor. We are working on it and some states, like mine, are very responsive but it is way to easy for people to get around the state law by going to a neighboring state or getting things over the internet.

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    1. It is very frustrating that action to prevent gun violence is so piecemeal and slow. While there was the legislation passed in the last Congress, so much more could be done if there was the political will to do it.

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