“Guns don’t kill people! People kill people!
How often have we heard these words? Too often for my taste!
Of course people kill people. But guns certainly make it a lot easier for them to do so!
Licensing and registration for every firearm would not abridge the rights of law-abiding citizens to bear arms. It would make it harder for criminals to do so. And would that not be a good thing?
The statistics boggle the mind. If you are reading this, then you have read them. But they still shock. You are 25 times more likely to be killed by a gun in thr USA than in any other first world country!
If you are Black the odds go up exponentially!
It is a national disgrace.
How dare we even talk about being a great country when we give such low priority to keeping our children alive and our streets safe!
We are like the idols the Psalmist decries: “Eyes they have but do not see. Ears they have but do not hear! (Psalms 115 and 135)
When will we learn?
What will it take?
Another Sandy Hook?
For the sake of our children and for the sake of our soul as a nation, let us act to curb gun violence now!