Wednesday, February 27, 2013
We are writing to urge all citizens and our elected representatives to use common sense and show a sense of responsibility in supporting gun violence prevention reforms.
We all know that violence will never be totally eradicated, but we must be able to look ourselves in the mirror and know that we, individually, have done all we can to protect one another.
For me, guns have never been a part of my life. I grew up in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, but there were no guns in our home. In our current home, we have guns kept in a locked cabinet that would be more than enough to protect us in case of need. We do not think an arsenal is needed to be safe.
What kind of society are we if we cannot protect our women and children and keep them safe? We may disagree on how to accomplish this, but adding more weapons does not provide a thoughtful solution, just an emotional one.
We will be urging our elected representatives to vote for reform.
Charlie and Jane Brookman