I know the subject has been talked about over and over and perhaps many are tired of talking about it and want actions. I know I do. But if you have never had it to hit home then you have no idea how devastating it can be. Children are often left with a parent(s). Spouses are left without a mate. Parents are left without their child(ren). Siblings are left without a brother or sister and so on.
Recently someone I know very well suffered a death in their family due to the wrong person having access to a gun.
Below is the link to the site which collects the names of many or at least all they can find whose life was cut short by senseless violence. Please take the time out and light a candle for as many of these families as you can. It cost nothing but your time.
I am aware gun violence is widely viewed as a crime affecting only poor and deprived neighborhoods but really it doesn’t matter what neighborhood one lives in. It can happen anywhere.
I was just reading a story where an eight year old boy in Ohio shot his little sister. Thanks God, the four year old lived. But from the sheer number we have lost so far this years is far too many people to lose when the year is only three months old. From the vast number of faces on this site it seems we only hear about the mass shooting but for every mass shooting there are hundred more that escape national attention.
Every historian will tell you that constant violence destroys a nation from within. In many cases, it has been observed from analyzing history, wars have broken out among clans and tribes and spread to the rest of the nation. I pray that never happens but if it has happened in other parts of the world there’s nothing to prevent it from happening here.