It is hard to believe that it's been three years since a madman opened fire on a group of people gathered to support Rep. Gabrielle Giffords outside a supermarket.
Among those killed was 9 year old Christina- Taylor Green..a little girl who even at her young age had an interest in the way her country was run..had an interest in making a difference. Who knows what kind of amazing things that little girl would have accomplished had Jared Loughner not had the opportunity to gun down 18 people...killing 6 of them and seriously injuring another 12.
The lives of so many people changed forever on that day. Sadly though..not much has changed in the general society. Since that day in 2011, it seems as though these kinds of mass murders are becoming more and not less common..including the Sandyhook shooting.
I know I've said these things until I am blue in the face..and perhaps some are sick of hearing it. I support the second amendment..I support a person's right to own a gun to hunt, collect or protect themselves.
However...I don't want my baby niece to grow up in a world where we essentially live in a military state. I don't want my grandchildren to be born into that kind of world. For the life of me..I don't understand why some comprehensive gun control measures around mental health testing have not been passed. I don't understand how our elected officials cannot find some common ground...something that allows decent, responsible and law abiding citizens to own firearms..but keeps them out of the hands of people who are mentally ill.
People who support unfettered exercise of the second amendment like to quote the founding fathers...but you cannot tell me with a straight face that our founding fathers would support an unfettered right to bear arms in the face of so many children being murdered at the hands of madmen. I am sure they are rolling over in their graves.