Make our Country Safe Again- Ban Assault Weapons
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I am writing as an enraged mother, teacher and American citizen. I implore our decision makers of our country to make a change in light of the mass murders made possible by the legal purchase of semi automatic weapons. I am sick at the thought that I cannot send my children to without a fear that they may be sprayed with the rapid fire of bullets from a military grade weapon. Churches, schools, concert venues and airports are not longer safe. Too many parents in our country will never again hear the laughter of their child, see the smile on their face, watch them play sports, graduate from college, fall in love or have children of their own. Similarly children are now faced to grow up without parents and daughters and sons are robbed of the sacred relationship between parent and child due to lives lost in the most violent and heinous way. This should not be the case in the most advance, progressive country in the world. Schools should be a safe place for learning and instruction. Instead far too often children and adults are faced to run or take cover for their life while the relentless furry of a semi automatic rips through their their hallways and classroom. No more bloodshed! Our children deserve better than walking over dead bodies and blood soaked floors to escape the terror caused by legally purchased semi-automatic assault rifles. We can do better and we MUST ACT NOW! This is not a matter of political party affiliation. This is a matter of humanity and are children are counting on the government to protect them. Please do not let us down!!
"In July 2012, a gunman walked into a darkened theater in Aurora and shot 12 people to death, injuring 70 more. One of his weapons was an assault rifle. The sudden and utterly random violence was a terrifying sign of what was to come.
In December 2012, a young man entered an elementary school in Newtown and murdered six educators and 20 young children. One of his weapons was an assault rifle. Watching the aftermath of these young babies being gunned down was heartrending.
In June 2016, a gunman entered a nightclub in Orlando and sprayed revelers with gunfire. The shooter fired hundreds of rounds, many in close proximity, and killed 49. Many of the victims were shot in the head at close range. One of his weapons was an assault rifle.
In October 2017, a gunman opened fire on concertgoers in Las Vegas, turning an evening of music into a killing field. All told, the shooter used multiple assault rifles fitted with bump-fire stocks to kill 58 people. The concert venue looked like a warzone.
In November 2017 in Sutherland Springs, 26 were killed by a gunman with an assault rifle. The dead ranged from 17 months old to 77 years. No one is spared with these weapons of war. When so many rounds are fired so quickly, no one is spared. Another community devastated and dozens of families left to pick up the pieces."
Last Wednesday on Valentine's day, February 14, 2018 instead of heading home after a day of learning and instruction, 17 children and staff were murdered in the affluent suburb of Parkland Florida
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