Because I am sickened by the violence in our nation.
Because my first reaction going to a theater is: how close am I to an exit?
Because I want to support the future of our world–our young people–who need our help to better their world.
Because last Thursday Jaelynn Willey was taken off life-support after a fellow student shot her with a semi-automatic Glock in Great Mills High School not too far from where I live.
Because I want to be part of the change.
Because violence physically, emotionally, and spiritually kills everyone who is a victim–and everyone who knows a victim.
Because those who commit violence suffer physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Because guns should not be easier to obtain than an animal from a shelter.
Because my daughter asked me to.
Because children can no longer be valued less than the right to bear arms, especially since the intent of the 2nd Amendment is to protect.
Because there are better ways to resolve conflict than violence.
Because people are dying.
Because people are afraid.
Because my daughter is afraid.
Because I am afraid.