The Second Amendment exists for a reason. It should be respected, and responsible gun owners and non-owners alike know that it goes hand in hand with commonsense solutions to reduce gun violence.We can’t afford to keep ignoring the facts. Every day, at least four American children are shot and killed and 19 are hospitalized for gunshot wounds.Overall, 35,000 Americans are killed by guns every year.If any disease were this deadly, it would be considered a public health crisis. We need to start treating gun violence like one.
We can’t put this fight off any longer, because lives are at stake. We need representatives with the courage to put the lives of women, veterans, law enforcement officers, and children above special interest money. It’s time we demand politicians demonstrate courage and the resolve to work together overcome the gun lobby. We don’t need to agree on every solution to preventing gun violence. This is a diverse, and large country. But, surely these are common sense issues we can unite around. So, together let’s ensure no parent ever again has to send their child to school and wonder if they’ll come home alive. We owe it to the families of Parkland, of Sandy Hook, and too many other towns too even name here.