Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Aug. 9, 2022

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Letter: Shield children from gun violence


I learned of the mass shooting at a grade school in Uvalde, Texas, in an email from my son’s school district superintendent. He acknowledged the fear and concern of parents and students. This was another day of sickening tragedy in a country that does not shield its children from gun violence.

As caring community members, we must fulfill our obligation to vote in November to unseat lawmakers who have opposed sensible gun control laws. These elected officials are not bad people. However, they have poor judgment on one of the most important issues of our time. Their inability to make the right call on firearm regulations demonstrates that they do not have the insight to decide these laws.

Every person can have a change of heart, a fresh perspective, and a new beginning. This is why it is vital to be peaceful and respectful in our public discourse. There is no reason to turn our opposition into our enemies.

Elected leaders that have erred on the issue of gun control policy need to lose their seats in November. They must be held accountable. This moment requires new leaders with sound judgment and a vision for how to make our communities safer for our beloved children.

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