America: make your choice: Either pass new gun safety rules to protect our children. Or pander to the NRA.
Watching the Florida teenagers talk about their experience, you either feel empathy or it riles others to make it all about the 2nd amendment. It is about guns, AR-15’s in the hands of a mentally ill person. The NRA has such a grip on the GOP that already they are saying “Oh, let’s not just pass something that makes us feel good” TD’s words. I say I want the new gun safety rules so that these type of assault rifles don’t get into the hands of someone who is mentally ill.
Are some gun owners afraid that if they have a mental illness that their guns would be taken away? Well, they shouldn’t own guns. And men that abuse women shouldn’t be able to buy guns either.
My grandfather and father both served in the military but came home and never owned a gun. I’ve gone through my whole life not having a gun. We use our words and not pick up a gun when we get angry It’s about evolving, it’s about having empathy for these teenagers in Florida. Make your choice what side are you on.
The mid-term elections are coming up, make sure you vote for people who are willing to make it harder for someone with mental illness to buy an assault rifle. Stop being a part of the problem.
A writer who just published three novels in her paperback book called "The Eve Chronicles". The first book is called"From the Waters of Coyote Springs" the second, "Felix and Eve" and the third is "The Arrangement". All three are available separately in ebook format.I grew up in Wisconsin, then moved out west to Oregon in the early eighties, I worked as a forester all over Oregon and in some of the most remote areas of the Wallowa Mountains near the notrious Hells Canyon around the Snake River in eastern Oregon. The book begins there taken from out of my journals. Eve is looking for her place in the world."Felix and Eve" takes place in the coastal town of Gold Beach, which is known for astounding sunsets. Eve is hired as a live-in caregiver to Felix, a cantankerous man who sees no reason why she is there. They develop a close relationship that turns the summer into a learning experience for each of the."The Arrangement" is about Eve, as a retired baby boomer who finally settles in the eclectic town of Eugene. Eve owns property on the mystical Moon Mountain. Vinnie her long time friend, lives in a yurt in her back yard. Every year she gets a letter with a skeleton key in it, and she travels to Catalina Island to spend the summer with a former lover. Vinnie stays behind to caretake her extensive gardens. He is in love with Eve but remains silent.After my forestry days were done, I returned to my former social service career and worked 20 years with people with disabilities. Ironically I had to retire due to symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.I found my journals from the eighties in the back of my closet and wrote three fictionalized memoirs. Having to retire due to MS was one of the best things that has happened to me. I retired early and was able to be the author I had always dreamed of.