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Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Guns, Guns Go Away…

The menopausebarbees are just wondering what the hell is going on! 

We are still in the wake of the last mass shooting that occurred inside a country music dance hall packed with young people having FUN on college night just a couple weeks ago. This tragedy at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks California left thirteen people dead. 

The biggest mass shooting in . . . a week.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, this was the 307th shooting in the US in 2018. That works out to be 307 deaths in 311 days. Almost one a day. What is going on???

And if you can imagine, a young man by the name of Telemachus Orfanos and his friends survived one of the deadliest shootings of the year at the Las Vegas country music festival in 2017. Fifty-eight were killed there. Fifty-eight innocent, unsuspecting lives snuffed out. Just like that. And though this young man, Telemachus escaped with his life the first time, 13 months later, the mass murderer in Thousand Oaks killed him. I mean, really? 

Moving on, yesterday one person was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting on a downtown Denver street,  while another lunatic went on a shooting rampage with a rifle at Mercy Hospital in Chicago leaving multiple victims… 

Needless to say our prayers go out to all the victims and their families. And we hope our prayers will give the families strength. But prayers will not bring their loved ones back. These are real human lives for Christ’s sake! Real people who were killed. Innocent people not in a line of fire in a war zone whose loved ones wake up the day after in shock and pain and disbelief. . .

What are we going to do people? Has insanity become our new norm? It’s bad enough that we have to deal with the dire consequences of global warming, poverty, discrimination, climate changes, energy depletion, pollution, social decadence, hatred, greed and of course nuclear weapons–just to name a few. 

Don’t you think that every single body with a heartbeat should be safe?

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