A few days ago I went to the movies with my daughters and sitting in the theater I found myself wondering… What if someone should come in shooting? Where could we run? Where could we hide? I was a little alarmed at having those thought because I don’t usually worry when I go to the movies. However with the frequency shootings are taking place, these are serious and well founded questions. We all have to have a plan on how we can try to survive if the unexpected happens.
Guns take lives. Guns create fear. The right of some to own guns should not impact on the rights of others to live.
How long must we continue to live in fear from gun violence while those in charge do nothing about it. Why is it that those in leadership are reluctant to implement measures that might help to stop the continued massacre of innocent people. Could it be because they are in their safe little world and it does not affect them and their families. What will it take for them to say enough is enough?
We mourn the loss of those whose lives were viciously snatched from them in the latest school shooting. No words will ever be enough to quell the pain of those who are hurting in the wake of this tragedy. Prayers is good but we can not longer sit silent and believe that prayers alone is going to solve this problem.
It is time to take action. No one is immune. It is frightening to say this, but the next victim could be me or you. It could be your son or daughter, it could be your husband or wife. We need gun control and we need it now. This is not about playing politics. This is about saving lives.
Another mass shooting and the debate continues about gun control. There are those who are adamant that there is no need for stricter gun laws. Some are quick to point out that the states that have little or no gun laws do not have much shootings. Few give thought to the fact that it is these states that allow people who shouldn’t own a gun the ability to do so.
Maybe my viewpoint stems from the fact that as a little girl in rural Jamaica in our district no one owned a gun and gun crime was unheard of. Times have changed and it’s not the same anymore. The ease at which guns are available in the US has cause our Caribbean countries to be flooded with guns.
Anyone who believes that we we can stem gun violence and mass shooting by allowing everyone to bear arms is misguided. Weapons of destruction has never and will never bring peace.