As the whole world is aware of by now, there was yet another tragic massacre at the hands of a sick gunman in a school – this time in Parkland, Florida, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Now that the families have been notified, we are started to get names and faces. We will not mention the shooter here, for he is famous enough. The people we need to mention, talk about, and remember are Jaime Guttenberg, 14, Nicholas Dworet, a high school senior, Martin Duque, 14, Meadow Pollack, 18, Cara Loughran, Alaina Petty, 14, Joaquin Oliver, 17, Luke Hoyer, 15, Alyssa Alhadeff, 15, Gina Montalto, 14, and Carmen Schentrup. We should also show their faces, so here are those images as well:
These are the people we have to talk about, and these faces are the reasons we need common sense gun control. Nobody needed to die yesterday, or in any of the 18 other shootings we have had this year alone. We need another assault weapons ban, tighter background checks and other measures to MAKE SURE that people intent on doing this kind of harm never get their hands on guns. The shooter in Parkland never should have even been able to come close to getting a gun.
Most Americans favor some kind of gun control, but the cowards in Congress refuse to do anything to stop these massacres because their money comes straight from the domestic terrorist organization known as the NRA. Folks, get rid of these Republicans in Congress and you save lives, literally.
In the meantime, let us remember the victims of this tragedy as they were in life – and remember why we’re here.