On February 14, 2018, a shooter armed with an AR-15 walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He killed 17 students, teachers, and staff and injured 14. Just imagine.
Imagine: Teacher Melissa Falkowski on @AC360 said, “I feel today like our government, our country, has failed us and failed our kids. Failed to keep us safe.”
Imagine: Philip Mudd, a CNN guest commentator and a former FBI agent who has interviewed terrorists broke down crying talking about the latest school shooting on television.
Imagine: The Florida Attorney General alerts the public to Go Fund Me scams and funeral home gouging related to the mass shooting
Imagine: On Twitter Dan Hodges tweeted, “In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate. Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.”
Imagine: You are this teacher. “I said, ‘Who are you?’ He said, ‘The police.’ And I said, ‘Prove it’ and he showed me their badge.” – High school math teacher Jim Gard, who sheltered six students in his classroom, describes the moment police arrived during the school shooting in Florida cnn.it/2ErUTWh
Imagine: You are a parent and receive this text. “If I don’t make it, Mom, I love you. Thank you for everything you did for me.”
Imagine: You are Cori Sanders who lost her father in the Columbine shooting. “Thoughts and prayers and moving on are not working.”
Imagine: You are this parent. “Feeling mildly nauseous reading a note from my kid’s preschool about implementing active shooter drills.”
Imagine: You are Congress and those who have been taking NRA campaign contributions suddenly shift and introduce legislation to end the sale of AR-15’s to anyone but military and police, tighten background checks, and clean up problems with gun sales at gun shows.
Don’t imagine. It won’t happen. I am not holding my breath.