Yet, when the massacre at Pulse in Orlando happened, I was quiet. I just couldn’t talk about it.
I work just a few miles away. I didn’t know any of the people killed or injured, and still, I could barely come to work and function.
I worry, constantly, about the safety of my adult children–because not a full week goes by without news about incidents where three or more people are shot at somewhere in the US. And that’s only the ones that make the national news, of course.
I was not going to write about this anymore, because it seems like everyone knows what the problem is, and just keep electing people to Congress who will go along with the gun lobby.
Then I read this, by Ilona Andrews:
My children shouldn’t be dodging bullets in United States of America in 2016. … I don’t care if you are a responsible gun owner. Because for every responsible gun owner there are enough of the irresponsible gun owners who shoot into a crowd of college kids on Saturday night. If you are truly a responsible gun owner, then you would not mind stricter regulation, because you care about lives of others and you have no problem meeting all requirements and proving that you can be trusted with a gun.
The US is not, at least on paper, a war zone. Why, then, are so many people being killed by bullets, every single day?