As the mass shootings mount, so does the numb avoidance

As the mass shootings mount, so does the numb avoidance

No offense intended to people of faith, but is anyone else sick to death of thoughts and prayers? “My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims of this horrific tragedy,” Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, tweeted robotically after a 21-year-old in Yakima wreaked havoc Tuesday, shooting three to death at a convenience store and later himself. Shock, then thoughts and prayers. Repeat. In a day or maybe less, Tuesday’s Yakima shooting, which had briefly replaced Monday’s Half Moon …