I've stayed away from discussing weaponry in The Burrow. We had a conversation about it, my family and I, while I was on a morphine drip in the hospital. There are angry people associated with the issue, Mom. I couldn't bear it if you got shot, again. Those are powerful words to hear from your adult daughter. They made an impact. I stayed away, and focused on doing good and healing.
Then twenty children were slaughtered by a young man with a gun.
Little Cuter and I agree; it's time to act.
I'm putting my energies behind Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns' effort to bring the record keeping efforts related to gun purchases into the 21st century and to Demand a Plan to end gun violence. Our elected officials must have thought about the issue once in a while. NOW is the time for them to share their thoughts.
We have been silent too long. There is something fundamentally wrong with a system that allows individuals to carry concealed weapons with magazines more than three times the size of those carried by a Pima County Sheriff. If you agree with me, I would like to ask you to take the time you'd normally spend here in The Burrow and click through to Demand a Plan. Spend some time.... watch some videos... sign the petition... and then go and hug your kids, your family, a teacher.
This has got to stop. It hurts too much.
Having spent today reading posts from mothers of mentally ill children, my heart bleeds for those who have to hide the sharp objects and have an escape plan for their other children. I'm not sure where to devote my energies on this issue, but I'm sure I'll figure it out. When I do, prepare to be asked to look into it. Until then, why not start here?