I am a mother and nurse practitioner. I am hopeful that this is the tipping point for gun reform – that life saving legislature will finally be passed. Shocked that this didn’t happen after the heart breaking Sandyhook massacre. While news of that horror unfolded and images of beautiful elementary school children gunned down began to burn a hole in my heart, I was haunted with thoughts of the children and the children’s families and their teachers and courageous principal – and the ripple effect of lives destroyed by a very sick person who had an arson of assault weapons at his disposal. This tragedy could’ve been prevented had there been reasonable laws in place. How many mass shootings have occurred since Sandyhook? Accompanied with the same public outcry which eventually dies down and nothing happens . And on average there is a mass shooting every 60 days and on and on it goes. I’m sick of the gnawing fear when I drop my children off at school. I’m sick of the low hum of anxiety when out in a public place. I’m sick of the NRA fueling this bullshit illogical gun culture “ good guys need more guns “. It’s idiocy. Backwoods crazy. Arm school teachers? Really?
Submitted by Anne Brennan