Twenty children in Connecticut are dead. There have been other tragedies to warn us of this, but they were ignored. It has never been the right time to talk about gun control. It is too late for a conversation; it is time to take action.
To those of you who fight uncompromisingly for “gun rights,” I say the following:
Our children are being killed. I really don’t care about your right to hunt. And if you need a gun to feel safe at home, then we would do better to pay more taxes for a better mental health system, better schools and safer communities.
Our children should not have to be locked down at school to be safe. Women should not have to have their purses pawed through before a concert. We should not have to be frisked to board an airplane.
Your right to own a gun just does not come close to the rights — and lives — we have lost to attempt to protect ourselves from killers.
And to those of you who claim to be pro-life and against gun control, you are lying to yourself and you are complicit each time a gun is turned on an innocent victim.
Finally, there is no place for guns in Christianity.
Agnes F. Pomata