It’s wrong to keep turning a blind eye to how much the gun lobby or NRA bully this country. I can hug my kids tighter, but the best thing we can do for our children is change the gun laws in this country. If we want to make a difference, each one of us has to do something toward that goal.
If you care as much as I do about making this change, then let’s do it. You know what inspires me?
One problem in this country is people are too afraid to speak out and step on another’s toes. Many I know, agree that guns are too available, but won’t say it out loud. I know this to be true in my own town. I learned it firsthand recently. Just this week in fact, a gun shop was set to open nearby two schools and a park and close to most of our homes. Myself and a few others wrote responses on our local online paper saying we objected to the location and also a gun shop so near our neighborhoods. This was about 4 days before Friday’s tragedy, and we were piled on in the comment section by a ton of men, pro-gun NRA readers. So many folks objected to this shop, but very few had the guts to say so.
I’ll never forget their names.