The whole world knows about what occurred in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. The massacre of nineteen fourth-grade students and two teachers has shaken us to the core, as it should. When a young man guns down a classroom full of ten-year-old students, our collective response should be to say: THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!
Sadly, new research shows that most Americans move on with their lives approximately four days after a mass shooting. If the data is accurate, most people have already put this behind them. Moving on with such haste signals a type of spiritual bankruptcy, one brought on by frequency, powerlessness, self-preservation, and apathy.