Mar 082018

To the editor:

Doesn’t anyone notice…?
… how hollow it is to fly flags at half-mast and ask for thoughts and prayers while, in the name of freedom, we do nothing to stop the slaughter of our young people in our schools?

… how cowardly our legislators are, refusing to act when more than 90 percent of us continue to raise our voices to demand sensible gun control?

… how empty is Congress’ claim to serve our democracy when Congress only responds to the will of gun manufacturers and the NRA who finance their political campaigns?

… how ironic it is to brag about our freedoms when we are by far the most murderous free country in the world?
Doesn’t anyone notice…?

… that gun violence in a country is directly proportional to the number of guns owned by the people of that country?

… that automatic assault weapons were never contemplated by the writers of the 2nd Amendment?

Has anyone noticed… ?

… that our dream of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is being diminished and smothered by the violence and by the fear of violence in our homes, streets, schools and places of work.

Is anyone paying attention?

Sister Phyllis Morris, OSF

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  3 Responses to “Gun concerns”

  1. Many thanks to Sister Phyllis Morris, OSF for her letter!

  2. Right on!!!!
    Says the truth!

  3. Excellent writing, Sister Phyllis!
    Yes, I have noticed; Yes, I am paying attention; Yes, I support gun control!
    I also support the massive walk-out of students from Maine to California, in hopes of raising awareness of the need for better gun control.
    I support and admire the teens “taking control!” This generation of young people has chosen to go to “bat” for an admiral cause. No one listened to the adults of our nation…maybe they will listen to the kids who will be our next generation and are demanding changes!!!

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