Sunday, December 16th, 2012
I am truly beside myself this time. I tried to ring a warning bell about this a decade ago. The disease has only gotten worse.
But...you feel something different in the air across America tonight, don't you? People have had it and the outrage is loud and visible. I'm convinced the majority of Americans will now back strong gun control laws. And a better mental health care system. And perhaps a few are willing to look at the deeper issue of how this country officially sanctions violence as a means to an end.
I'll send some more thoughts tomorrow, but for now I thought I'd share with you what I've been sending out over Twitter this weekend. (If you're not on Twitter, please consider it. I know -- not one more social media stop, please! But I've found it to be a quick and easy way to communicate with millions. Please give it a try. I send things out on it every day and I'd like you not to miss them.)
Here's my Twitter feed since the shootings on Friday:
Hoping, praying this isn't true. #schoolshooting
Only minutes away from pundits & politicians saying, "This isn't the time to talk about gun control." Really? When is that moment?
The way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care, and an end to violence as public policy.
Too soon to speak out about a gun-crazy nation? No, too late. At least THIRTY-ONE school shootings since Columbine.
19 years ago today was the FIRST Aurora gun massacre. Here's an essay from one who lived: http://mmflint.me/OOWJhi
RT "-@Marmel Hey, @BarackObama - you know all those nuts that fear you're going to take their guns? You can take their guns now.
RT @mat: The gun lobby already hates Obama. I wish he'd give them an actual reason.
The NRA hates freedom. They don't want you to have the freedom to send your children to school & expect them to come home alive