Topic: school shootings

School Shootings Are A Danger, Not A Tragedy

School Shootings Are A Danger, Not A Tragedy

There is a refrain that has been running through my head: If I choose not to use a car seat, and my son severs his spine in a car crash, I cannot be surprised. If I choose to allow my daughter to ride a bike without a helmet, and she cracks her head on the pavement, I cannot be surprised. If I choose to send my children to school in America, and a school shooting takes place—if my son is shot, or his friend is shot, or his teacher is shot as she shields him and his friend with her body—I cannot be surprised. I don’t know what to do when I reach the end of this refrain. More »

Sicko Steals Sandy Hook Memorial Sign and Taunts Victim’s Mother Because ‘Shooting Was A Hoax’

Sicko Steals Sandy Hook Memorial Sign and Taunts Victimâs Mother Because âShooting Was A Hoaxâ

This is the kind of story where it is hard to believe anyone could sink to such a low—hence, why I am not calling this man a “sicko” lightly. Anyone who claims the tragedy of Sandy Hook was a hoax is disgusting. Anyone who takes it a step further to steal a memorial sign and taunt a young victim’s mother is certainly not in touch with reality. More »

Parents Have A New Ally In The Battle Against Gun Violence – Gabby Giffords Launches Anti-Gun Campaign

Parents Have A New Ally In The Battle Against Gun Violence - Gabby Giffords Launches Anti-Gun Campaign

Former U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly have a big announcement to make. The national figures have chosen to take their careers in a new direction, but one that seems incredibly fitting. Today, they announced a new campaign to combat the gun rights lobby in our government and to look for solutions to gun violence. And I just have to say that as a parent, I’m thankful to this extraordinary couple for stepping forward and taking the lead on such an important political issue in our country. More »