Category: Letter to the Editor

Lets Handle Mental Illness and Keep Our Children Safe, not Gun Control

May 25, 2022

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“What has happened to us that we now send our children into the world like we send young men to war, hoping for their safe return but knowing some will be lost along the way” – quote from One Tree Hill. We have lost our way as a society…and taking our guns is NOT THE ANSWER.. Bad guys will STILL find a way to get illegal guns, just like they are able to get illegal drugs. That just means no GOOD GUYS have guns and our kids are sitting ducks 😭 The mental health crisis is tenfold ESPECIALLY after the last two years of nonsense & the blatant push to normalize mental illness and have it shoved in our childrens faces EVERYWHERE is also a big part of this. I’m sick & had tears streaming down my face saying goodbye to my son at car drop off for school today. Why don’t we STOP sending money to foreign countries and FUND SCHOOL SAFETY (such as armed guards, single point of entry and training for staff)!?? They have no problem paying armed cops at school board meetings to arrest parents, but having them on campus to protect our kids is just out of the question 😠This should NEVER happen to our babies, especially when we send them to school to learn. 🤬

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