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A Small Story

Having a connection to politics and the current events of our community, often contributes to a sense of “larger purpose.” If our work doesn’t provide us with meaning and fulfillment, we can engage ourselves in the world around us.  Mo Mo Politics  is a weekly op-ed article designed to get  you thinking.  Mo’s always open for thoughtful discussion too! Get connected.

A small story–I had to do a search for it this morning on CNN–was not in the top news. Yesterday, a 20-year-old man walked into an elementary school in Decatur, Georgia, loaded for bear, brazenly telling police he was not afraid to die. He told his hostage office workers to get television coverage started so that there would be film of police dying. He exchanged fire in the school with the police and then gave himself up; probably because he figured out they were going to kill him.

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Students, teachers, and parents were in fear for their lives, once again. Eight months after Sandy Hook, here we are. The National Rifle Association and its lobbyist in Washington have success. We, as American’s have nothing but failure and the guarantee that the tragedy of Sandy Hook will be repeated.

What will it take for you to voice your opinion? What will it take for you to get involved? What will it take? Will it take the loss of your precious, child, parent, sister, wife, brother, husband, friend? I hope not. I sincerely hope not.

We have too many guns available for too many people without even the most basic of background checks on the people purchasing and using/selling/re-selling these guns. We are up against, big business (gun manufacturers, NRA), and big, big money. These people have a lot of money to lose if we win common sense gun control.

If we fail to act, to become involved, we have so much more to lose.

https://www.facebook.com/SandyHookPromise

http://www.preventioninstitute.org/focus-areas/preventing-violence-and-reducing-injury/preventing-violence-advocacy.html

http://www.phi.org/news-events/503/gun-violence-is-a-problem-we-dont-need-to-have-the-public-health-approach?gclid=CK_H7crz2bgCFRRk7AodH2MAYw

Thanks for stopping by to read my post, see yas’ next week, for Mo Mo Politics.

Mo Breden

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