Americans responded to the threat of a deadly pandemic in the most American way possible. We started killing each other. (Better we do it ourselves than give Covid the satisfaction.) FBI Data Show Unprecedented Spike In Murders Nationwide In 2020.

+ “It was May 25, 2020, and America had just entered its worst stretch of gun violence in at least two decades. By year’s end, bullets would kill more than 43,000 people, including hundreds of kids. Children have paid an especially brutal price in the nation’s capital, where 95 of them were shot — nine fatally — last year. But even in cities and states with the toughest firearm laws, America has long struggled to hold gun owners accountable when they leave a weapon somewhere a child can find it, a reality that would prove true for the man whose negligence left My’onna bleeding last summer.” WaPo (Gift Article for ND readers): Two kids, a loaded gun and the man who left a 4-year-old to die.