We are living in a time where the children of our community can realistically be killed at school by a gun. People can get upset with one another at home and grab the gun after having a few drinks. A woman is scared to leave an abusive relationship because her abuser has a gun. Kids will be playing with a gun that was thought to be locked up.
I’m not saying “take all the guns” or “give everyone a gun.” I’m saying, reverse the Dickey Amendment and allow funds to be given to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study gun violence. Find out what can be changed for the safety of our children, our family and our neighbors. Get the facts and make a realistic plan.
Thoughts and prayers are nice, but clichés don’t protect us.