Here we are again, another school shooting. Since 2009, Mexico has had 8 school shootings and we have had 288. That is an appalling statistic. I know there are plenty of people in our communities around this country that want to have safer communities and schools. I implore those people to please register to vote and vote for a candidate that wants to keep us safe by enacting sensible gun control restrictions. Most of those candidates will have a “D” beside their names but not all of them. Sitting this election out will not suffice. If you don’t want to have any more school shootings then you need to vote.
I read that in Santa Fe, Texas, many residents are NOT staging protests and calling their elected officials for gun control laws. They simply believe they need to have safer schools with less doors. Unfortunately, we cannot be safe enough. We will never be safe enough. People who intend to harm us with guns will find a way. We have a gun violence epidemic and nothing is being done about it in the state I live in, Tennessee. I know we are waiting for something to happen in our state before we do something. We had a gun violence tragedy last month in our community where an 18 year old shot and killed another 18 year old. One thing we can do in this situation is to raise the minimum age to purchase and possess a weapon to 21.
I have said it before and I will say it again. I am afraid that my children will die from a school shooting. I am running for elected office because I want to have sensible gun control laws in Tennessee. I want to keep my children, your children, your grandchildren, and our teachers safe in school. We are at a great impasse in our nation right now. Republicans who want gun control need to vote for Democrats during this election. Republicans have been in control of our State Legislature for far too long. They could not even bring themselves to ban bump stocks even when our Republican Governor supported banning bump stocks.
The safety and well-being of our students and teachers demands that we demand more of our elected officials. If they have not done anything to keep us safe then it is time we voice our dissatisfaction and vote for someone else.
I am proud to be a Mom’s Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate.
I am also proud to be endorsed today by LEAP Forward! LEAP Forward rates politicians on their gun control policies.