The Children Are Our Future… But Children in America are Slaughtered…At School.

The Children are our Future

The children are our future. Yet American children are being slaughtered, at school. Today, one week after the Texas school shooting, there was another school shooting in Indiana.

The Second Amendment

As written in the Constitution, the Second Amendment stipulates: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” As a victim of a random act of violence, I support the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. To this day, I wake up in the middle of the night from nightmares. Part of me thinks, if I only had a gun…

But, I am also a woman:

  • With nieces and nephews;
  • With a soul;
  • Who cares about the lives of children;
  • Who grew up attending church; and
  • Who understands the relationship between 501(c)(4) nonprofits — and other advocacy nonprofits subsidized by the government — and the political process.

Children in America are Slaughtered at School

I do not have all of the answers but I do know we — collectively — are failing our children.

The children in America are scared and scarred. This is evidenced in many ways, particularly by the highly disturbing and trending hashtag #ifIdieinaschoolshooting

If I Die in a School Shooting

#IfIDieInaSchoolShooting is a trending hashtag. The recent tweets illustrated below are from students, teachers, and parents.

School Shooting in Indiana: The children in America are scared and scarred. This is evidenced in many ways, particularly by the highly disturbing and trending hashtag #ifIdieinaschoolshooting Click To Tweet

The tweets provided represent a small fraction of similar tweets. There are thousands of similar tweets. The tweets reflect the collectives fears held by students in the United States. Students are afraid to go to school because they don’t want to die in a school shooting.

Draw your own conclusions.

 

 

 

H.R.38 – Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

Yesterday (6 Dec), the House passed H.R. 38. The bill amends chapter 44, title 18 of the United States Code to allow individuals to carry concealed firearms across state lines — so long as the intended state of entry permits it.

H.R. 38 – BILL SNAPSHOT 

Sponsor:

  • Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC)

Committee: 

  • House – Judiciary

Summary:

  • Amends federal criminal code to allow qualified individuals to possess or carry  concealed firearms into other states that allow individuals to carry concealed weapons.
  • Qualified individuals include: (1) people authorized by federal law to possess, transport, or receive firearms; (2) people with valid state-issued ID’s; and (3) people who hold valid state-issued concealed firearm permits–from their state(s) of residence OR people who are eligible to obtain valid concealed firearm permits in their state(s) of residence.
  • The bill specifies that qualified individuals who lawfully carry or possess a concealed weapon in another state: (1) are not subject to the federal ban on possessing firearms in school zones AND (2) may carry or possess firearms on federally owned, public land.

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