After the Valentine’s Day massacre at the Parkland High School( aka Mary Stoneman Douglas High School) in Parkland,Florida(one of the safest U.S. cities), one would think that apathy and indifference would come up again with regards to possible gun control/regulation.
Well, in light of the recent #MeToo movement, it was refreshing and uplifting to see the students and residents holding rallies calling out for gun control, challenging the US politicians especially the Republican Party from the White House to Congress to stop hiding behind the coattails of the NRA(National Rifle Association) who has been giving out political donations to them. Hopefully, such rallies would continue and not only in Parkland but everywhere else until they’re heard and definite change comes.
The Fire & Fury at Parkland is a starting point. Its about time. Too many shootings already.
What will invoke change this time? A decisive vote in the polls or a bullet into the head of the son/daughter of a politician?
People’s lives matter. Guns don’t die. People do.
Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a day celebrating love but with the tragedy at Parkland High, it became a day of hate and a sad anniversary to everyone affected.
My prayers to the victims and their families.