My humble blessing to Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg and the many students who plan to take on the NRA – I wish you many enemies! People will try to stop you at every turn and tell you that you are the problem. But this is a sign that you are doing something right.
Never in American history have adults been forced to debate with teenagers! The days when gun control, legislation, regulations and campaign funding belonged to the adult world might be at a crossroad. Parents might have to give better answers to their children!
Finally, teens from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida are taking on the NRA (National Rifle Association) with the goal of dismantling them forever. Their argument is simple – if adults won’t take care of their kids and keep them safe then they will do it themselves. The adults have been asked to choose – guns or children! Life or death and you can’t have both. The first amendment or second amendment. For the first time in American history, the survivors of the Florida school massacre don’t want others to suffer the same fate. Let this be the last!
Make no mistake, Dana Loesch, spokeswoman for the NRA was very polite during the CNN Live Debate but the next day she showed her true colors. And the same for Wayne Lapierre. His speech at CPAC paralleled almost identically to some of the worst dictators and criminals who I prefer not to mention by name. His comment, ‘NRA members are the true patriots and real Americans while everyone else are socialists’ delegitimizes anyone who thinks different.
To understand the true nature of the issue you need to go to the beginning. I recently found this video that explains the issue of the second amendment. Its very honest and necessary to understand.
Tragically politicians, die hard gun lovers and adults continue to move like chickens without heads. Here is a brief summary why adults think guns are not the issue – viewers discretion is advised.
Emma Gonzalez has made her mark in history. The victims for the first time have a voice and I hope and pray that elected officials will stop taking blood money from the NRA.
I live in Israel where we have lots of guns. Its not for sport, gaming and all the fun activities that NRA members enjoy. We don’t hunt because we have no urge to kill. We desire only life and we pray for a time without guns.
Some ask if they will succeed? Its always been the young who save the adults from por governance and this time will be no different.
May this massacre be the last for all people and may we merit to see today, “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks” Isaiah 2:4