Monday, December 17, 2012

Connecticut

I really contemplated whether I should make this post because I know that no matter how much I cried this weekend; felt anger, sadness and disbelief it was not even close to what the families who lost someone on Friday felt. Not even close.

The reaction all across the world has been the same. No one can believe that such evil exists in our world. But it’s when we need to take action. It is when we need to pray. It is when we need to scream at the top of our lungs and be heard. We can’t allow this to happen again.

Many people are saying, "Now is not the time.”

But America keeps saying that. After every devastating shooting where lives are lost. I think we need to change our tunes and say, “It’s about time.”

It’s about time we do something. It’s about time we say something. If not for those 20 innocent children, who will not open Christmas gifts this year, then for our children/future children.

We need to speak up when our tears are flowing, when our sadness is at its highest peak, when the pictures of those babies are fresh in our minds. Because if not now, months down the road, we would have forgotten. We would have moved on. The tears would have dried, and we will take our children to school. Let’s not wait until the next time to feel the emotions we feel right now. It’s about time.

And just so we are all clear, I believe in the right to bear arms. I just do not believe that every person deserves the right.

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