Enough children going to school, or out with their families, have died. Enough adults going to work, going out to eat, going shopping, going to the movies, have died. Enough people attending political rallies have died. Enough people have died.
It’s time to have a serious conversation as to why the United States has so many more of these shootings than anyone else.
It’s time to get serious about gun control.
It’s time we found the political will to face down the NRA and those who refuse to believe that regulating guns will solve anything, and make it much more diffcult for raging, hateful people to access the weapons they need for murder.
It’s time we found the political will to face down the cries of socialism and enact health care policies that will allow people to seek the help of a therapist when they can’t control their anger and hate on their own. It’s time we have the will to ensure that people who need help can get it, afford it, and will be judged as strong and good for seeking that help.
It’s time we stop excusing these killers as lone nuts, and start seeking real answers regarding their actions so that we can engage in real prevention. It’s time we had the courage to follow the evidence wherever it leads.
It’s time. It’s been time for a very long time.
I don’t want to see any more dead kids on my screen.
Contact your representatives. Tell them it’s time.
Link roundup and my letter to my Congresspeople below the fold. [Read more…]