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Friday, October 2, 2015

Oregon College shooting rampage; what should we do?


Washington, D.C., October 2, 2015 –  “This is our collective problem, an American problem, and we have to find a solution as a national priority. We have seen these shootings in Columbine, New town, Virginia Tech, Purdue, Denver, and Oak Creek and now in Oregon, what does it take to change the mindset of these individuals who come from different cultural and religious backgrounds?”   Mike Ghouse, President of America Together Foundation expressed his frustration with domestic terrorism.  

The shooter Chris Harper Mercer was allegedly asking the religion of the person before shooting, we severely condemn this attitude and seek further evaluations for sources of such attitudes and hope to find solutions.

President Barack Obama pushed for a change in gun laws when he spoke to reporters about the shooting Thursday.
"Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine, the conversation in the aftermath of it. We've become numb to this," he said.
The President continued: "Our thoughts and prayers are not enough. It's not enough. It does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel, and it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America -- next week, or a couple months from now."

Indeed, this should not become a routine incident, we have to seriously consider the structure of our society.  There is a possibility that the shooter is a loner. As a society, we have to make a sincere effort to include loners in one group or the other and have them have normal relations with others.  We might be able to mitigate some of these heart wrenching incidents.

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