- On February 18, 2018
We must have common sense gun control NOW! We must not let the National Rifle Association (NRA) dictate public policy via their massive financial donations to our politicians. If legislators had done the right thing and voted laws into effect that control gun purchases and the type of guns for sale to individuals, I believe we wouldn’t have had another Valentine’s Day Massacre. This time 14 students and 3 teachers were murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, on February 14, 2018. And there will be a next time. There will be an even greater tragedy if we don’t take control.
Our legislators have failed us on this issue, and young people are screaming at them to take action. The students are organizing to impact social change. Lead by the surviving students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students, they said,
“We’ve had enough. Thoughts and prayers are not enough to honor the victims of gun violence. What we need now is action. On March 24, 2018, students will rally in Washington D.C and in local communities across the country to demand action from our leaders. Join us in the March for Our Lives as we fight for an America.”
I applaud these students for their activism and courage that will, hopefully, force Congress to stop uttering meaningless words and do something.
How many innocent people must die before we get control of this gruesome problem? That’s the question I will be asking my legislators when I blow up their phones this week.