Aren’t you tired of feeling like we are being held hostage by our feckless politicians when it comes to any progress on curbing gun violence? We sure are. We spend this hour talking through our feelings along with listeners’ feelings about yet another school shooting.
Three children and three adults were shot and killed yesterday. A 28-year-old shooter carrying two semiautomatic rifles and a handgun opened fire at a private Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee. The suspect, Audrey Hale, who identified as transgender and was reportedly a former student, died after being shot by police responding to the scene at The Covenant School, which serves about 200 students from preschool through sixth grade.
Officials say police received an initial call about the active shooter at 10:13 am CT. The suspect reportedly entered the school by firing through the glass doors of a first-floor side entrance before moving to the second floor, where two police officers from a five-member team opened fire, killing the suspect at 10:27 am (see timeline). The school did not have a public safety officer onsite.
Investigators said the suspect had drawn a detailed map of the school, including potential entry points, and left behind some writings. The suspect’s motive is unclear. See more details from the police here (via Twitter).
We spend very little time talking about the details of the incident though and instead spend most of the hour talking about how angry, sad, and exhausted we are that we live in a country where nothing changes when it comes to this issue.
There were a variety of videos and articles we referenced if you would like to check them out: