FourFourTwentyFive: It was like Christmas when I moved to New York, but it’s only February now.
There are more holidays to come, but for now, here’s a new holiday gift for you: New York City is about to become a hellhole.
I am here to tell you that.
FourFourThirtyFive: The death toll for New York on New Year’s Eve reached a record of 4,827, according to the New York Times.
The Times notes that the numbers are far higher than the official tally of 1,721 people who died in the city during the mass shooting in Las Vegas, but not by much.
One of the reasons that New Yorkers aren’t dying like everyone else is that they are being left to die in a city that is getting older.
This is why, as the New Yorkers who live in Manhattan rush to the streets and take to the airwaves to call for more gun control, they are not going to have much luck with the state’s politicians.
It’s also why I am writing this article.
Because I think this is the right time for a change.
We have become numb to the death toll in the US, and when the toll goes up, we will forget it.
The death of one person doesn’t mean that a whole city has changed.
The new numbers are an indication that the trend is real.
I do believe that the time has come for us to move on, and for the country to wake up to the reality that mass shootings are happening.
The time has arrived.
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