Nation Agrees To Wait Exactly Three Days After Mass Shooting Before Making It Political
May 18th - An issue of great importance to the United States has finally been resolved after a bipartisan bill was passed through Congress that requires people to wait exactly 72 hours after a mass shooting occurs to bring politics into the conversation.
Over the last few years, mass shootings have been occurring with greater frequency, and people are taking notice.
“It seems like I read about another shooting every week,” said Andrea, a high school science teacher. “At first I was shocked, but now I pretty much just numb myself to the horror by suppressing all of my emotions and pretending it’s not happening.”
The bill, known as the ‘Common Sense Shooting Conversation Bill,’ aims to provide the nation with more clarity when it comes to discussing this difficult issue.
“After years and years of mass shootings, it’s nice to finally be able to know when we can make it political,” said Kyle, a student at Georgia Tech University. “Personally I thought it should’ve been at least five days, but you can’t always get what you want.”
A decision on whether or not the bill will become law has already been made, but since there was a shooting today we will not be able to talk about it until Monday.
In order to be aware of when you're allowed to make it political, you can keep track of mass shootings here.