Friday, December 14, 2012

The Problem With America

20 children were gunned down in their bucolic upper middle class suburban public school today. This is the SEVENTH mass shooting in America this year.

You are the problem if you believe your right to bear arms outweighs the right for any citizen to have immediate access to affordable mental health care regardless of their employment status.

You are the problem if you think it is ok that it's easier to buy a gun in America than it is to go to a doctor.

You are the problem if you think that gun regulation is a lost cause because then the black market will take over. The guns used today were legally bought.

You are the problem if you have ever said "Guns don't kill people, people kill people. " TELL THAT TO A PARENT WHO IS LOOKING AT THEIR CHILD WHO JUST DIED OF A FUCKING GUN SHOT WOUND.

Today is my daughter's 9th birthday. I want her to grow up in a world where we do not facilitate gun violence.

I live with a restraining order in my pocket. Threats of gun violence were made against me and my partner. That order will do nothing if the mentally ill person who made those statements decides to make good on it. There are certain guns that no civilian needs, hunter or not. Concealed carry is a fallacy of safety. We need to unbury our heads from the sand and follow other nations who have much stricter laws and lower rates of gun related death. The. End.

Legislate. Regulate. Universal healthcare. Protect our children.

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