One of the hallmarks of good parenting is protecting your children and keeping them out of harms way. Americans miserable fail on this count.
They throw their kids out on football fileds knowing full well that this "violent contact" game is dangerous. Kids are dying.
That’s seven deaths for high-school football players this year. But there’s no national outcry, no demand for investigations or regulations or anything other than a candlelight vigil for the victim, a discreet exhale from any parents in the community who aren’t burying a son, and a quiet hope that the next football player who dies on the field won’t be the football player who lives in their house.
If your kids are lucky enough not to be killing each other on football fields there's always another option playing out all over this land of ours; guns.
This year, 381 people died this way, according to the data. These shootings occurred at night clubs and children’s birthday parties, when long-time friends watched college football on TV and when churchgoers gathered for a weekly Bible study. These incidents have happened in 45 states and the District of Columbia, and happened at a rate of more than one shooting per day.