The Evening News, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, November 1, 1927
Another day I watch the news through tears.
The idea that people can’t go about their daily lives… Prepare for a charity event at a YMCA… Without the fear of being gunned down makes me feel hopeless. It’s wrong.
It’s not my idea of America.
Those people didn’t deserve to be shot.
The shooter was wrong and I’m hoping his will be the only life lost in this event.
The big debate now is how to keep our lawmakers safe… Something they deserve.
The talk today has been increased security. But this is not the answer (or the whole answer).
I pray to my God today that we can do what needs to be done. That we can get assault weapons off the street. That we can ban high capacity magazines. That we can increase background checks. That we can get the gun reform we need.
The House was supposed to debate legislation today that would ease restrictions on things like gun silencers and armor piercing bullets.
That was obviously cancelled. I hope it is never revisited.
Some might say it would be selfish and hypocritical of republicans who oppose gun reform to support it now that the gun was aimed at them.
I say it doesn’t matter.
We all stray at times. We all come around to the right thing in different ways.
If we can support gun reform now I will not chastise those who join the cause because of this disgusting event. I will rejoice that we can move forward together, supportive of one another in our drive to protect Americans from this kind of fear. From living oppressed by the devastation gun violence has brought to us. It lays, like a thick blanket, across our nation.
Let us cast it off together.
Trump is a master at the art of distraction.
Do. Not. Forget. About. Russia.