I’m getting angry every time this happens. This time there was a shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, at a K-4th grade elementary school. So far they say around twenty-six people are dead, eighteen of whom are children. Children just trying to learn and be kids, and they’re under attack, thanks to easy and lax laws that allow guns to fall into the wrong hands. This comes just a few days after our local shooting in Clackamas. These children will take the trauma with them wherever they go for the rest of their lives. Look at how Columbine is still in the minds of the survivors. Ten children are dead, and several hundred others will carry damage with them for the rest of their lives.
It has to stop. I’m fed up with it. I’m pissed off that the NRA, thanks to big money, gets to oversee the creation of our laws, while innocent Americans die. Maybe there’s some way we can contact Michael Bloomberg or others who are tired of hearing about innocent people dying just because the NRA wants to hold on to its power in lawmaking.
Please, hug your children tonight. Then write to your President, Senators, and Congresspeople. We need change on a NATIONAL level. I no longer care about bipartisanship or how oppressed right wing nutjobs feel about the fact that I want intelligent gun laws. The violence and the means to violence have to stop.