Sunday Sucked. I haven’t felt this numb and exposed in a long time. My deepest sympathies and love go out to all the families, victims, and survivors in this awful tragedy. The only shining light in all of this was how we as a community reacted to the aftermath.
To quote Mr. Rogers: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
My thoughts on gun control:
I have grown up around guns. I was taught how to handle them, fire them, clean them and store them safely. From an early age my mother and father put into me a healthy amount of fear and respect when dealing with firearms.
We need to extend the 3 day waiting period to all firearms, not just handguns. The waiting period should also be increased, and having a concealed weapons permit shouldn’t waive that requirement.
My thoughts on gun violence:
What happened in my home town was a tragedy. I never want to blame the weapon, for that shifts blame to an inanimate object. It is a person’s own decision to brandish and use a weapon. It should be easier to get mental health care than it is to get a gun.