Shocked, Angry, Sad, Devastated.
These are just a few words to describe my feelings about the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The latest count is 19 students and two adults killed.
Just days ago, there was a mass shooting in Buffalo, NY. A hate crime where ten black people were killed while grocery shopping. Before that, a mass shooting occurred right here in Milwaukee where over 20 people were injured.
Not to mention that today – May 25th – is the two-year anniversary of the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.
In these moments of unimaginable loss, we have to come together. We must mourn together. We must talk together. We must learn and reason together. We must demand change together.
When will it stop?
Over 200 mass shootings have occurred in the United States this year. How is this possible?
We are using guns too often to solve issues.
We cannot grocery shop, go to school, or walk down the street without fear of being shot or killed.
This is our devastating reality living in America. Are gun laws more important than the safety of our children and families?
Guns should not be easily accessible. We must do what we can to ensure those with a lack of maturity or suffering from mental health issues are not able to get a hold of a gun.
Enough is enough!