WAVE 3 News Editorial - August 6, 2015: The Killing Fields

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It appears we need to think twice now before going to the movies. Or maybe going to the movies will soon require security checks like the airport.

Another gunman, armed with a hatchet as well, disrupted a theatre within a fairly short drive of our region this week.

Two weeks ago it was a movie theatre in Louisiana that was struck when a gunmen killed two people and wounded nine others before shooting himself. That shooting was one of five mass shootings last month over an eight day period that included the killing of five servicemen in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The next one will be the 30th in the past year and a half. We have averaged 20 a year for the past 15 years. 
Enough is enough. It is past time to fundamentally fix what ails us as a nation that spawns this mania.

There will be lots of rhetoric heard over the next year as 20 men and women vie to be our next President. Let's hope one of them shows some leadership and includes some wisdom on how to make our country more civil.

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