I will try to keep this short, but I have thoughts and feelings swirling around that I’d like to get out into the open.
There’s not too much I can add to the words Obama said in his speech today about the shooting in Roseburg, OR today. I agree with what he said. Thoughts and prayers are not enough, and I am pissed too. We need comprehensive gun control laws in this country because they work. We need them desperately, and I want them badly before I have to send my sweet little boy out in the world to school every day.
There was only one thing I disagreed with in Obama’s speech – kind of. He said we’ve become numb to this, and he’s right. However, for me, I choose to not be numb. I cried today. I cried because I am a mom now and school shootings mean that I am raising my boy in what too often feels like a very dangerous and scary world. I cried today because UCC is not too far from where I live.
I wrote an earlier post- another shooting, another day – about how I’m no longer shocked. I’m sad and I am angry and I want change.
Let’s do something. Let’s let our representatives know that mass shootings in this country are no longer acceptable and are completely preventable. I’m writing letters. I want my representatives to know that I am fucking angry and no one else has to die. We have a responsibility to change this.
Like Obama, today I am mostly angry.
If anger fuels change, then I welcome it.