Here we are again……
10 days after people simply grocery shopping were killed…
Almost 10 years after Sandy Hook shooting……
Here we are again.
I had tears in my eyes after I dropped my Freshman in High School off today when I saw the police car watching to protect our children. It reminded me of when he was in Kindergarten and the day after what at the time was unimaginable Sandy Hook shooting took so many innocent lives that day. My youngest son has never known a time where school shootings were not the norm.
We have failed him.
We have failed all those children who are traumatized by having to participate in active shooter drills.
We have failed those whose lives were stolen by the greed of the gun industry and the polticians who protect them.
We have failed as a nation to protect the most innocent.
We have failed ourselves as we think about our children’s safety in a way generations before us never needed.
I am tired of living with this failure.
I am tired of people giving lip service to a problem that other countries do not deal with.
I am tired of people treating these types of events as a normal part of living in the USA. I am tired of people acting like the solution is out of our hands. Whose hands is it in? Our children’s? No this is our problem and we are supposed to fix it.
We can fix it. It won’t be easy. There will be a fight but it is our fight. It is not the fight of a child whose only thought should be summer plans.
We need to stop pretending that this is unfixable because it is.
We need to stop pretending that the solution is not right in front of us because it is.
We need to stop pretending that this is not affecting all of us.
Hold your elected officials accountable.
Don’t accept this as normal because it is anything but is
Yesterday was horrendous, but every day in our country more than 100 people EACH DAY from gun violence. Death by firearms is the leading cause of death for children in our country.
This is not normal…….