It's no secret that mass shootings are a huge problem in the United States.
And the latest to take place has the internet feeling heartbroken...
It's 2021and we are living in a society where we are afraid of our loved ones being shot.
It seems barbaric when written down in black and white, doesn't it?
But, sadly, this is the reality for far too many Americans.
It's no secret that gun control laws have been slack for far too long, meaning that we have endured a disgracefully high number of mass shootings.
We even have a "mass shooting tracker."
When a country needs a website to keep track of its nearly-daily mass shootings, you know things need to change.
For years now, there have been repeated calls for stricter gun laws...
And this year has seen a sickening spike in mass shootings across the country.
The recent atrocities in Atlanta, Colorado, and York County have shaken people to their core...
And now yet another tragedy has shaken the country to the core.
7 people have been killed in Boulder, Colorado.
Following a mass shooting at a birthday party.
Police were called to Canterbury Mobile Home Park at approximately 12:18 on Sunday morning.
When they arrived, there were 7 fatalities, including the gunman himself.
Another party-goer was badly injured.
Police believe the gunman was an ex-boyfriend of one of the party's guests.
CSPD Chief Vince Niski stated, "Words fall short to describe the tragedy that took place this morning."
"As the chief of police, as a husband, as a father, as a grandfather, as a member of this community, my heart breaks for the families who have lost someone they love and for the children who have lost their parents."
"From the officers who responded to the shooting to the investigators still on scene, we are all left incredibly shaken."
"This is something you hope never happens in your own community, in the place that you call home."
"When these types of unspeakable acts happen, there is nothing that can be done to fully rebuild what was lost or replace those who are no longer with us."
"My vow to this community and to the families who have lost someone today is that this department will do everything we can to find you the answers you deserve and be here for you with unwavering support."
Colorado Governor Jared Polis added, "The tragic shooting in Colorado Springs is devastating, especially as many of us are spending the day celebrating the women in our lives who have made us the people we are today."
"Multiple lives were taken today by this terrible act of violence. Families torn apart, and at a birthday party no less."
"My deepest condolences and prayers are with the victims, their families, and everyone else impacted by this tragedy."
We hope the victims rest in peace, and that some semblance of change is brought about as a matter of urgency.