Something interesting about the Sun-Star on Jan. 2: On the front page was an article about a 67-year-old man who was shot and found dead in his bed on New Year's Day.
On page A2 there were two articles about shootings. The first was about a man walking on Glen Avenue in Merced when he was shot in the leg during a drive-by shooting. The other article told of a mid-morning drive-by shooting in Turlock.
Page A3 brought us news of a shooting on New Year's Eve in Sacramento where two people were killed. Page A4 had an article about the Sandy Hook schoolchildren heading back to school in the new year.
Surprisingly, there were no more gun incidents chronicled on the final two pages of the A section.
How many more articles like those above do we have to read about before our politicians get some internal fortitude, throw off the yoke of the NRA and pass some effective laws to stop the slaughter of our citizens? It can't come too soon.