The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Children Shooting Children

Aug 1, 2022

Again, a child was fatally shot by another child. This shooting is one of many just this month. They often don’t understand the consequences of shooting and think they are playing a game.

Legal authorities go after the parent, the gun owner. It may feel like justice to some, but it does nothing to stop the ongoing problem. For sure, adults have to be responsible to lock down guns if they have them, while children old enough can be trained in gun safety. But there is more to it than that.

Beyond the parental responsibility lies the bigger picture of the casualties of living in an environment where people feel forced to carry weapons for self defense. Also, the street violence created by huge inequalities in income and opportunity are the responsibility of those who run this system; a system that feeds a handful of millionaires and billionaires on a gold platter, and leaves everyone else fighting over the crumbs.