Another one. Another gun, another shooter, another school. I understand we have the right to keep and bear arms, but I think we have lost our privilege. I am a student at Boise State University, and what happened at Umpqua Community College is my worst nightmare.
Since Sandy Hook, I have gone to class every day thinking is this going to be the day my world comes crashing down on me? Since Aurora, Colo., I have gone to the movies thinking is this the movie I will never get to finish?
How can we function if we fear? How can we live if we don’t act?
I know hunting is fun, and shooting is great — but death is neither. No law will ever be perfect. If someone is bound and determined to get a gun, they will; but can we at least make it harder for them? I’m tired of this happening, and I hope you are, too. Please help me implore our government to change things.
My thoughts and prayers are with the families that have been affected by the Umpqua shooting.
Jessie Gibson, Boise