"See Something, Say Something" Works, Even While Lawmakers Do Nothing

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While America still mourns the tragedies in Dayton and El Paso, three communities stopped even more violence.

A court hearing is scheduled Monday in Mahoning County, Ohio for a 20-year-old male who was arrested for allegedly making threats toward a Jewish community center in New Middletown. Police say they recovered multiple weapons in a raid on his home.

In Florida, a 25-year-old Daytona Beach man was arrested after allegedly sending several text messages that he wanted to "break the world record for longest confirmed kill ever,” and wanted to kill 100 people. Investigators say he did not have any firearms, but was fascinated with mass shootings.

Also, a 22-year-old male was taken into custody by the Norwalk Police Department on four counts of illegal possession of large capacity magazines. The suspect was arrested after a joint investigation from Norwalk police and the FBI was opened after federal authorities received a tip that he was allegedly trying to buy high capacity rifle magazines out-of-state. Police said that the suspect purchased rifle parts online to build his own weapon and had posted on Facebook showing "his interest in committing a mass shooting."

 

While the Country waits for action from Congress, who has been on summer vacation while more than thirty Americans lost their lives due to gun violence, communities have started doing what should have been done a along. Citizens are communicating with one another in an effort to stop these horrific events.

 

Maybe the lack of courage from America's leaders may be the best thing to happen to its people. While waiting for any action at all their leaders, Americans continue to become cognisant of the warning signs, and are becoming more forthcoming in sharing information with law enforcement.

If there is something that Americans are good at, it's making the best of a bad situation.

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