Sunday, December 16, 2012

If not now, WHEN?

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These boys, girls and women were killed on Friday morning by a gunman shooting his mother's semi-automatic rifle, first in his home and then in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in northern Connecticut. Anyone who has ever seen a classroom filled with first grade students can close their eyes and see their beautiful faces, ready smiles and utter innocence. This is a tragedy of unimaginable proportions. Even as I join the many voices crying for gun control today, I cannot stop thinking of these children. They are with me night and day.

As a meditation on their lives, I invite you to do what I just did and go to my photo portfolio called The Space Between: remember the children.

And then I beg you to do whatever you can to stop this madness. A good first step is to donate money to the hardworking folks at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Then send an email to President Obama urging him to lead the fight for serious gun control that will protect our children. Next, contact your senators and representatives (federal and state) and urge them to propose bills to control the sale and use of guns, and outlaw semi-automatic weapons for civilians. Write a letter to the editor of national and local newspapers about this issue, and get the word out on Facebook and Twitter. And, finally, talk with friends, family and co-workers about the need to stand up to the NRA and protect our kids.

I ask you, if not now, WHEN?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was eager to see the photos of the lost children but when i clicked i got photo of your feet.

December 21, 2012 at 7:02 PM  
Blogger Patricia Lay-Dorsey said...

The photo of my feet and the bird is the homepage of my website. To see the photos in my project "the space between" simply click on that project under Portfolios.

December 22, 2012 at 10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One must realize that someone determined to kill will improvise with any killing tool at their disposal. If he didnt have access to a gun then he would incorporate something like a suv. Running over children with one during recess or a crowded street would be just as easy to murder the same number of people if not more. Its not right to punish law abiding citizens by introducing more laws. Most of these shooting are done by people that are on psychiatric meds...

May 27, 2014 at 9:24 PM  

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