Our Future Schools
When will we be heard? When your child is shot at his or her school by someone armed with an automatic assault rifle? How will you feel knowing you chose to be paid by the NRA instead of protecting our children? How will that money buy you one more minute of your child’s precious life? Where is your moral compas now? Wake up lawmakers!!! You are supposed to be protecting our country with every fiber of your being. What now? Who needs an automatic assault weapon? An eighteen year old?? Really? They can’t buy alcohol but they can buy an assault weapon. I am broken. My soul is ripped to shreds. I cannot see a safe future for us.
I teach in an inner city school. I love what I do, and I love my kids. I need you to help me help my kids feel safe. I am not a gun hater. I don’t want you to take our right to bear arms away, I just want you to keep weapons that should only be used by our military out of the hands of those who can do so much harm. Yes this is an issue of the heart. An issue of mental illness. But dear God, in the meantime, we need solid gun laws to stay protected. Meet in the middle. It is going to take both solutions to make us safe. It isn’t a simple solution. It is complex, and requires you to act. Do your job. Stop worrying about money, or getting re-elected. Stand firm for making a positive change. Make a difference. Serve the people, save the children. I implore you to do what is right. Please.