This is a day that the world just may shift on its axis. It needs to do so. The youth are marching against gun violence and all that goes with that term. Parents, grandparents, elders and friends are walking beside them, and those who can’t march are sitting and waiting for them to come by and holding this moment sacred and powerful.
We have lost too many innocents in the name of inaction, putting off legislation and, frankly, greed. The second amendment nonsense is just that….nonsense. It does not serve anyone in the twenty-first century to be imprisoned in old out dated laws. And let’s be honest, semi automatic armory did not exist in the time of muskets. Muskets were personal devices meant to protect an individual, not blow away a classroom. OK, that’s rough to read but it is also true. We have no more time to sit and discuss and have dreary legislative or political conversations. We are losing our nation to nonsense and the inability to take action.
I’ve been silent over this situation since I wrote about Sandy Hook. And what has been solved since that hideous event? More kids lost. More sophisticated repeat rifles and semi automatic guns and more devices to easily convert to that status are now eerily available..
So today, I stand with the courageous kids that are marching worldwide, nationwide, county-wide, city-wide. There should be a sit in on the White House Lawn and every legislative lawn in the nation. We have all had enough. Let us not go silent and switch our attention to nonsense. It is time.
Shout from the rafters. Shout from the cliffs. Shout from the graveyards.
Enough is Enough.