On Tuesday, a gunman opened fire in an Oregon shopping mall, killing two. Then on Friday, the nation began looking toward Newtown, Conn., in the wake of a shooting at an elementary school that left 27 people dead, including 20 children.
Though these events happened far across the country, they have to make one wonder: “Could these shootings have happened where I live?”
We shudder to imagine either of these tragic incidents happening in metro Atlanta, but in the wake of these tragedies, we want to know: How safe do you feel in public?
Are our schools doing enough to keep our children safe? Do malls, stores and other establishments do enough to keep the public safe? What safety measures do you want to see put in place in schools, businesses and other public places?
Share what’s on your mind with us, and then return here to see what your neighbors in Paulding, Douglas and Cobb have said.