It’s time. Whether you are for it or against it. It’s time to fucking talk. To stay silent only let’s all those just injured, to have been injured in vain. To stay silent only lets all those murdered to die in vain. Meaningless, yes their injury and their death will be meaningless.
Do I believe that all guns should be illegal? No I don’t.
Do I believe all guns should be taken away? No I don’t.
Do I own a gun? No I don’t.
Do I know how to shoot a gun? Yes I do.
Have I ever been a member of the NRA? Yes I have.
Am I a member of the NRA now? No I am not.
Do I believe in gun control? Yes I do.
Do I believe that people have a right to own guns? Yes I do.
Do I believe that people have a right to own automatic weapons or assault rifles or machine guns or silencers? No, I do not.
Do I believe in background checks? Yes I do.
Do I believe that some people should be prevented from owning guns? Yes I do.
Do I believe in limits on the number of guns one can own? Yes I do.
Do I believe that people should be able to stockpile unlimited amounts of ammo? No I don’t.
Do I believe that limiting guns through sensible controls will stop all crime? No I don’t.
Do I believe that limiting guns through sensible gun controls will reduce violence, crime and mass shootings? Yes I do.
Do I believe gun control will lead to a safer society? Yes I do.
Will I let all those innocent mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends, and lovers die in vain without speaking my truth? No I will not.
Am I going to write my Senator, Congressperson, Governor and state legislator about initiating gun control bills and passing responsible gun control legislation? Yes I am.
As Fearsome Beard has done in the past, I will post links below for your convenience to look up and contact your representatives so that you may voice your opinions as well.
If our leaders will not talk about gun control when it really matters I feel we should hold all of their feet to the fire. I believe we should let them know that now is the time to talk. Now is the time to discuss and work towards a safer place that we all may live in without the fear.
Courage and strength is saying something when you see something.
Silence is just fucking complicit.
Why sit there stunned, mourning, angry, hurt, fearful and silent? Do something.
Contact your Senator.
Contact your Representative.
Contact your Governor.
Contact the White House.
Contact your state legislators.
Thank you in advance for your courage. Thank you in advance for standing up. Thank you in advance for making yourself heard. It all starts with each of us standing up and speaking our truth.