Monday, June 13, 2016

In the wake of tragedy

By now everyone is painfully aware of the horrible massacre that took place early yesterday morning at the nightclub in Orlando.  With similar terror attacks in movie theatres, restaurants, shopping malls, concert venues, airplanes, and Federal buildings, it is understandable that some people don't feel safe going anywhere now.

But I urge everyone to not become a victim of fear.  Rather than becoming paralyzed by the fear of a potential terror attack, I urge everyone to ACT, as fellow blogger Fearsome Beard has done.  You can easily send an email to President Obama and Vice-President Biden using THIS LINK.

Here is my letter, nearly identical to Fearsome Beard's well-worded letter:

Dear President Obama/Vice-President Biden,

Please do not delay in pushing forward responsible, sensible gun control. Assault weapons have no place outside of law enforcement and military use. Handguns need only be in the hands of thoroughly vetted responsible citizens and in limited numbers….if at all. The tragedies we endure can and must STOP.

Freedoms are actually limited in a free society. They are limited by the freedom's infringement on the safety and security of fellow citizens. Of this I am sure you are quite aware. I believe in you and implore you to do the right thing by pushing forward and holding those controlled by the gun lobby responsible for our recent tragedies.

Thank you for your years of service. You are an inspiration. You have accomplished many great things and your legacy improves not only the United States, but the world as a whole. May sensible gun control become part of your legacy to the absolute best of your ability.


In addition to writing the White House, also consider writing your other elected officials. How can we complain if we have done nothing to demand change?  We need more than tears and prayers for the victims; we need action.


anne marie in philly said...

this is what I sent POTUS, VPOTUS, my 2 federal senators, and my federal representative:

How many more must die due to the NRA?
How many more must die due to Congress?
How many more must die due to morons?
How many more must die due to hate?

Grow a pair and say FUCK YOU to the NRA; we the people DEMAND IT!

Mistress Maddie said...

I couldn't agree more with the eloquent words of that of Anne Marie. Be direct and to the point! Well said sisters...both of you.

Fearsome Beard said...

Thank you for sharing this. The voices will have to become overwhelming to the point the NRA can no longer be heard. Participating and sharing is vital to amplify all of our voices.