I am tired.
I am so DAMN tired of turning on the news, tuning into Facebook, opening my homepage and seeing that yet another mass shooting has taken the lives of my fellow Americans.
10 lives gone after the shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College today. That is 10 too many.
Why is it so difficult to understand that GUN CONTROL IS A PROBLEM IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA? Why? I am genuinely asking. Someone, please take the time and explain to me why we are unable to do anything to end this epidemic. How many more people must lose their lives in these senseless tragedies?
I don’t care who the shooter was. I won’t repeat his name. He lost his life as well and I am sorry for that. I know that I am supposed to hate him– he is a murderer. Trust me, he is not on my list of favorite people- but I am still sorry that he and these 9 people lost their lives. I am sorry when ANY life is lost. I am sorry for the family members who must now bear the weight of this loss.
Isn’t that the point? Shouldn’t we be upset when lives are lost? Yes, evil people exist but if we relish in their pain and in their death, are we any better? Should we be happy while his family now suffers with the guilt of his actions and the loss of one of their own?
I don’t want to take pleasure in the death of ANYONE, no matter their sins.
I pray that all of these souls will be cared for. I pray for their families. I pray for their friends.
And I pray that this country takes A STAND.
America allowed 27 people, 18 of which were CHILDREN, to die in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We stood idly by and let them die in vain. We have done NOTHING to protect our children, our elderly, our neighbors, our friends, our family. NOTHING. Columbine, Aurora, Tuscon, Virginia Tech, etc, etc, etc. The list goes on and this country continues to fight over gun control because all that our nation seems to be good at lately is bullshit arguments aimed to delay progress.
If watching over a dozen children die hasn’t made our government take a stand, what will? If we can’t rally after losing pure innocence, what the hell is left?
I am laying in bed, trying to write a cohesive blog but my emotions are getting the best of me and I am just pissed. Forgive my language and use of a clichéd hash-tag but…#SORRYNOTSORRY. I am still waiting for America to get off its ass AND DO SOMETHING.
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” – Attribute it to Lincoln or the Bible, whichever makes you feel better, but stand by it. It is the truth. The more we fight one another, the less we accomplish.
I am tired. I am so tired. I don’t want to hear about any more funerals with guns at the forefront. I don’t want to hear that anyone else has died because someone with severe mental depravities decided to shoot up a school, or a mall, or a movie theater, or ANYTHING.
I am tired. Aren’t you?