I don’t know whether it’s nostalgia (earthquakes were our biggest threat in high school) or picturing a teacher put in the position of shooting at a potential active shooter, but I just can’t believe more guns is the long-term solution.
We’ve had a gun pulled on us. It’s terrifying. I can’t imagine being in the same situation and not being terrified again. I’m pretty sure if either one of us had a gun, that situation would have turned out much different (and much worse for us).
While we recently moved to a gun state, either of us have ever pulled the trigger of a firearm. Living here makes us realize there are good people who respect guns.
I hope the high school students today continue their push towards common sense gun laws. And good luck to those organizations reducing the influence the NRA has over them.