I have been going back and forth on whether I wanted to write this or not. Should I alienate people that read my blog that won’t agree with this post?
But I started this blog to talk about things others don’t like to talk about, so here I am writing about school shootings and gun control.
17 CHILDREN were just murdered in Florida. Teenagers had to watch their classmates die in front of them.
Just a few weeks ago, there was a school shooting two hours from my hometown. Two innocent children died. TWO HOURS AWAY.
Yes, I pray for their families. Yes, I pray for their classmates that had to see their friends get murdered.
But what really needs to happen is a change.
I do not care if you are for or against the Second Amendment. I feel like every single human on earth should be against the deaths of innocent children in a place where they are supposed to be safe.
Where does this start? How does a change happen?
The government and our own homes.
I think it should be harder for mentally ill people to obtain guns. I think background checks should be more thorough. I think it should be harder the buy an assault rifle than it is to buy a beer.
In a perfect world, I – as in this is MY OPINION – believe assault rifles should only be used in military situations. But this isn’t a perfect world and I don’t ever see that happening.
So we start with our lawmakers. The people the we VOTED into Office and trust to speak for us in the government.
I was thinking about this the other day and wanted to know where the Kentuckians in Washington, DC stood on the issue and what changes they were planning to introduce. I mean, the Marshall County shooting happened in their home state as well.
So I sent out a tweet. I know, not the most effective way to contact them, but surely Rand Paul and Brett Guthrie have staffers checking their social media accounts.
Disclaimer – I did try to tweet Mitch McConnell as well but I don’t think he has Twitter.
It has been four days and I have not heard back from them.
So I am going to contact their offices. I will call them. I will email them. I will send them this blog post.
Because something has to be done. And I hope they care enough to answer the questions of a concerned citizen.
We can’t just accept that this is the new normal. I refuse to accept that.
My husband is a teacher. So is my mom. I have two little boys that will be in school before I know it.
I know there are drills and children know what to do if there is an active shooter situation.
And that sucks. I wish they didn’t have to know what to do if someone comes into their school with a gun.
Praying for people won’t end the violence.
I also know that new laws won’t get rid of all the violence, but if more thorough background checks can keep one child from dying, I’m all for it.
I wrote this post because action needs to be taken. Our law makers need to do something. And I have a platform that reaches thousands of people every week. So I’m using it to put my word out.
And I encourage each and every one of you to do the same.
Until Next Time,
Well said. I don’t have anything eloquent to add but I appreciate you putting your voice out there because SOMETHING needs to change. This is just ridiculous.
Thank you. And I agree. It is ridiculous.
Jamie, I agree with all you said. I homeschool though I’m not naive that keeps my child safe. I live in Texas just 45 minutes from Sutherland Springs where an armed gunman shot up a church. We make it hard for the working class to get assistance when they fall on hard times, yet anyone with a proper ID can get a gun. I get where you’re coming from. The only drills we had in school were for fire drills and in case of tornadoes. This has to stop.
It’s all so terrifying to me. I don’t want my child to grow up doing active shooter drills. I will continue contacting Kentucky’s representatives until I hear from them.