The full democracy status that the United States (US) has maintained and advocated for generations is under attack from various sources, including rising gun violence.
This week's shooting massacre - killing 17, at a high school in the state of Florida, underscores the descent American democracy is undergoing with no on-the-horizon solution to ending the prevalence of gun violence and associated deaths in the US. In lieu of Congressional action to reign in the easy access and availability to guns, including assault weapons, there's a real fear of the Republic declining even farther.
That three gun involved mass shootings have occurred in the last five-months alone, Las Vegas, Nevada, 59-killed; Sutherland, Texas, 27-killed; and then Parkland, Florida, indicate that democracy and its characteristics of cohesion, stability and peace appear are flawed.
Therefore, it becomes high time for the White House and Congress to regain the fullness of the American democracy. A good place to reboot could be the enactment of common sense gun control laws with a view to removing witnessed stark episodes of violence.