I’ve been shaken to the core thinking about those precious innocents and their last moments while teachers struggled to protect them with their last breath.
In the name of these sweet children, we must address the serious issues that face this nation.
Yesterday, I posted on Twitter ~ In the name of these innocent children.. we need strict gun control. to hell with the NRA~ over and over again. I was at a loss for words so I just continued to post it over and over and over again.
I couldn’t believe the hate I received in return!
More evidence we need to address the serious societal issues our nation is facing,
Mental health- many posted yesterday that it was easier to get a gun than it was to get mental health services
Gun control- we need serious campaign finance rules to neutralize the power of the NRA
We often make calls to child protective services, we try to get kids the help they need with health, and mental issues, we try to identify the risks, we work on safety drills, we work day in and day out to create a safe and secure environment for the children we love and teach. Yet evil find it’s way in to our safe havens.
Sometime we can’t stop evil, yet we mustn’t ignore the things we can do to deter it. Gun control, mental health services must be thrust to the top of our nations agenda.
Enough of the blaming teachers and schools for our nations woes. It’s time for drastic action. It’s time to stand our ground and demand accountability for those truly responsible for this horrible tragedy.
I hold the NRA responsible
I hold every one of our elected official who accepted campaign donations from the NRA responsible
I hold every elected official who ever voted or blocked gun control responsible
I hold every elected official who refused to stand up and push for gun control legislation responsible
I hold those who limit mental health services responsible
I hold those elected officials continue to block legislation that expands mental health services responsible
I hold gun manufacturers and gun shop owners responsible
I hold those who produce ammunition responsible
I hold those evil people who sent me hate messages defending gun owner rights responsible
I hold the ignorant defenders of the second amendment responsible
And if we don’t stand up and do whatever we can to prevent this from ever happening again, I will hold us responsible as well.