Legislatures are willing to legislate in additional requirements and additional regulations for “beefing up security” (without funding) for the front end and meanwhile pretending a back-end aftermath doesn’t exist. Local sheriff’s departments hold regular “shooting drills” with various unknown levels of effectiveness and unknown short, medium and long term consequences. This holds true for just about every state in the union. Thanks to volunteer activism efforts since Columbine ’99, grief counseling is a stable response, so in the immediate term, there’s assistance. But as weeks and months go on, life is supposed to go “back to normal”, all forgotten. But it’s not. Anniversary comes up. As anybody who has suffered a trauma knows, anniversaries of traumas repeat, year after year, putting you mentally and emotionally in the same states you were in a year, or two, or five years prior. Quick bandaids on broken bones. Duck tape won’t fix everything.

Legislatures are willing to legislate in additional requirements and additional regulations for “beefing up security” (without funding) for the front end and meanwhile pretending a back-end aftermath doesn’t exist.
 
Local sheriff’s departments hold regular “shooting drills” with various unknown levels of effectiveness and unknown short, medium and long term consequences.
 
This holds true for just about every state in the union.
 
Thanks to volunteer activism efforts since Columbine ’99, grief counseling is a stable response, so in the immediate term, there’s assistance.
 
But as weeks and months go on, life is supposed to go “back to normal”, all forgotten.
 
But it’s not.
 
Anniversary comes up. As anybody who has suffered a trauma knows, anniversaries of traumas repeat, year after year, putting you mentally and emotionally in the same states you were in a year, or two, or five years prior.
 
Quick bandaids on broken bones. Duck tape won’t fix everything.
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