Thoughts and prayers aren’t going to stop this from happening again.
Could this tragedy have been prevented? Could the last ten of them have been prevented? That’s the million dollar question.
When guns are as deeply entrenched in the culture as where I grew up, guns are guns—whether it’s a BB gun, a hunting rifle, or a handgun. I was an adult before I made a definite distinction between them. I’m far from alone in that experience.
In light of the Las Vegas massacre, we need to talk about how we talk about mass shootings.
How long do we have to wait before we can search for a strategy that might help us prevent slaughter like this from happening in the future?
Tomi received a powerful response from someone who had this issue close to their heart, because she was one of the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the shooting.
You will always carry your loved ones with you.
Shooters aren’t “crazy”—they’re the inevitable result of how we’ve been living, and the injustices we’ve allowed to fester.
Have you ever faced death? Been seconds, milliseconds away? I have. You’ve heard my story before, on the news—read it in the papers, maybe, if you still read the papers. I’m the one who survived. I’m the one who was in the room with Danny Alvarez when he took his own life.
To every lawmakers, politicians, and lobbyist; Parkland, Vegas, Orlando: That’s on you!