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End of the Amen Corner: It Will Take More Than Prayer to End Mass Shootings

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The front page of the New York Daily News said it all: “God Isn’t Fixing This.”

The fact that prayers from politicians is not a solution should be obvious by now. Prayers didn’t fix it after Sandy Hook. Nor did they didn’t fix it after Columbine High School. Or Aurora, Colorado. Or Charleston, South Carolina.

And they certainly haven’t fixed it on the South Side of Chicago. Or in Detroit. Or Cleveland. Or Baltimore. And now we can add San Bernardino, California, to that lengthy list.

The coming days and weeks will reveal the story, but so far not much is known. According to reports, two suspects—identified as Syed Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27—went on a gun rampage at a social services facility, killing 14 and wounding 21 others. They were killed four hours later in shootout with police on a residential street about two miles away. No motive has been established yet, but authorities are speculating anything from a disgruntled worker situation to terrorism.

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Written by Madison J. Gray

May 12, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Posted in EBONY.com

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