Amidst news of the latest mass shooting, the National Rifle Association tweeted that “self-important doctors” should “stay in their lane” on the issue of reducing gun violence. The American Association of Suicidology condemns this divisive and inaccurate statement.
The unfolding tragedy in Thousand Oaks, CA, and the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue, bring us frighteningly close to the concept of a “weekly mass shooting.” What can the average citizen do besides wring their hands and hope it doesn’t strike close to home?
The men and women served our country know and understand that weapons of war are not meant for civilian hands and do not belong in our places of worship, our schools or our movie theatres. They also know what it means to fight and are ready to stand with us.
It’s been a busy year and that doesn’t even include all of the studying, testing, and college applications. But we’ve done it because we have no choice. The NRA has run roughshod over the will of the American public and it has been left to us to right this wrong.
Brady serves up a powerful potion of gun violence realities scarier than any Halloween movie.
When we heard the first shots around 8:20am, we thought it was someone dropping tables in the atrium, and a few seconds later we heard another round of gunfire. Still not convinced that it was gunfire, we went to investigate.
2:21 We heard a round of extremely loud pops. We had no idea what it was or where it was coming from. The class was in complete silence and we all stared at each other in immediate fear. Within a second we heard it again. We all immediately ran.
Trump, The NRA, and A Promise Made: At a 2017 speech before the NRA’s lobbying arm, Trump made an important promise. He thanked the crowd for their support during the election and then assured them that he would now “come through for [them].”