Two years ago today, hundreds of white supremacists — many of whom were openly carrying firearms — descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the removal of a Confederate statue. The protest quickly escalated into violence, resulting in multiple injuries and the death of counter-protestor, Heather Heyer. Since then, attacks by white supremacists have grown, and dozens of Americans have died in hate-fueled violence. Today serves as an important reminder that we must act to #DisarmHate in all its forms.
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Don’t lose hope. The tide is changing. Today listening to audio of Charlton Heston getting rapturous applause while celebrating assault weapons, I wondered what is it that makes people so passionate about this? I can understand the passion of defending children’s lives. I simply cannot understand the passion for shooting an assault weapon. A generation who have, largely, avoided military service. It was there most of us came face to face with assault weapons and learned to despise them… Do you love this Moms Demand Action For Gun t-shirt?
But now those who didn’t serve want them to “play soldier” just as we did as kids. And when they have them, the urge to use them grows stronger and stronger until. Is not fair, so many dreams are killed by guns, yang, sons and daughters, grandsons, granddaughters .fathers mothers, etc keep strong families, fight your for humanity, put guns on safe people hands. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in this world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” – Agatha Christie.