2024: Eight Mass Shootings, and Counting
A 17-year-old student at Perry High School in Iowa murdered a sixth grader and wounded four other students and a school administrator yesterday. Dylan Butler was armed with a shotgun and handgun: He subsequently killed himself. Authorities have not released a motive, and investigations are ongoing.
Butler identified as non-binary on his Instagram and TikTok accounts. He used the pronouns “he/they” and posted images of the pride flag. His friends said he was a quiet person who had been bullied for years.
This was the seventh mass shooting of 2024. Another has occurred since then, and statistically, another may have occurred by the time you see this video later today.
Mass Shooting Tracker is a crowd-sourced website that defines “mass shooting” as gun violence killing or wounding four or more people. Its records go back only to 2013, but in the past decade, the frequency of mass shootings in the United States has more than doubled—from 339 per year to 748 per year.
Something is seriously wrong in American society. Broken families across the nation are producing more and more criminals and killers.
There is a reason for such horrific violence: America has turned away from God’s laws governing family life and private morality. In the Bible, God warns of the results of rebellion: “Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence” (Ezekiel 7:22-23).