Monday, December 17, 2012

We Have A Problem

These are the headlines on the Huffington Post today:
Two Police Officers Shot and Killed in Kansas
3-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Himself, Dies
Gunman At Large After Shooting Victim 4 Times
Man Shoots Wife, Keeps Cops In Stand-off For Hours
One Person Shot In San Antonio, Gunman Later Shot By Cops
Woman Shot At Campground
Woman Shot To Death, Son Thought She Was Sleeping
Yeah, we totally don't have a problem with gun violence in this country.

I woke up next to my son on Saturday. He sleeps in a crib wedged into the corner of our tiny room, right at the head of our bed. I've often complained about our cramped living quarters. That morning, I felt like the luckiest woman in the world - knowing that it was the first morning all of those parents would wake up without their babies. And I was lucky enough to be staring at my living, breathing, child - in our cramped little apartment in Brooklyn.

I, like everyone else, am completely devastated by what happened last Friday. I can't even begin to form any coherent words to express the grief I feel for all of the families that lost children, brothers, sisters, friends... it's unbearable. But I certainly don't feel like it's inappropriate to talk about the destruction our gun culture is wreaking upon our country. Something has to change.

Fuck the NRA.
Fuck every single person that thinks the Second Amendment was put in place to guarantee that citizens have the ability to fire off 45-60 rounds of ammunition a minute.
Fuck anyone that can look at the statistics that say that we are the most violent country in the civilized world, and think it's pure coincidence.

God, I hope our President does something about this. It's his second and last term. He has nothing to lose. Can you imagine if his legacy was universal health care and gun control? That's a President I would be proud of.


  1. I feel exactly the same way. It's just heartbreaking and sad and scary and...fuck. Just fuck it all. I'm sick of it.

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this post!