What words are there left?
The nation is again stunned. 33 students, many of them still teenagers, shot down in cold blood by one of their own. 33 bright young minds gone forever. 33 families mourning the senselessness, the abject stupidity of this action. Thousands of students on this campus in deep mourning for their loss, and for the innocence they will never get back. Millions of people the world over questioning once again the US policy on handguns. The numbers are staggering.
Is this the pivitol moment where congress will finally say "enough" and start to tighten the gun laws? Is this tragedy another in a long line of mass shootings with no changes and little accountability? Will Virginia question why you need little more than a heartbeat to purchase weapons in their state?
My heart is so heavy. I think of my own children who are starting to discuss college. I want to hold them close, to suggest that the community college down the road is just FINE. I don't want to let them go into a world filled with such sadness and anger.
How could this happen again and again with no changes in the way we govern handguns?
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