children · dying · family · gun control · gun violence · guns · Life · Mental illness · murder · NRA · pain · politics · terrorists · Umpqua

Umpqua

We must quit arguing about causes and work together to find solutions.

Life in the Boomer Lane

The latest school shooting has just occurred in Umpqua, Oregon. The latest group of parents are experiencing what no parent should: the death of a child. The President has made his statement. The news media has covered the event. Those on both sides of the issue have spoken their predictable words. To those who represent the status quo of gun ownership,

You will say that the Constitution allows you to bear arms. This is debatable. But let’s say it’s technically true. And more children will die.

You will say that mental illness is the cause of these shootings, not guns. This is technically true. And more children will die. 

You will say that the answer is more guns, not less. For you, there will never be enough guns. And more children will die.

You will ignore the majority of responsible gun owners in this country who now feel that something…

View original post 121 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s