The other day, 2 students were killed — and 18 injured — in a Kentucky school shooting.
It barely registered as news.
We’ve grown so inured to the drumbeat of gun violence — 89 people are shot to death each day in America, including far too many young people — that it’s become almost a non-issue.
But “almost” means there’s still hope.
At Staples High School, students in Cathy Schager’s Contemporary World social studies class have formed a community action group.
It’s called Disarm Gun Violence: Educating the Public About Common Sense Gun Laws.
This Monday (January 29, 7 p.m., Staples library) they’re hosting an event. There are 2 goals: raising awareness, and encouraging a community conversation.
A short documentary will be followed by a panel. Speakers include Westport police chief Foti Koskinas, and Josh Koskoff, a Westport resident and attorney representing 10 Sandy Hook victims’ families, in a suit against Bushmaster Firearms.
Because — far too often — this issue hits very close to home.