You may have seen it on the news … what am I saying, you couldn’t avoid it on the news. The big march, the biggest march yet … the “March for our lives”. Me, my neighbor’s son Tyler, and 800,000 others. Led by children, by teenagers, by polished speakers not old enough to vote. Yet.
They will be, and sooner than some people think.
It was an incredible experience. I participated in the Women’s march on Washington back after the idiot-in-chief’s inauguration, and thought that march was mind blowing. People in every directions, signs of all sizes and opinions, a feeling of camaraderie and hope that fighting back gives.
The March for our lives was all that and more. So much energy and passion. So many great speeches from young people – from survivors of the Parkland shooting to the grand-daughter of Martin Luther Kink, the oldest 17 – the youngest – 9.
Contrary to what some might think, the message isn’t “ban all guns” (although, if I could wish anything – it would be that), it’s ban some guns. Guns that don’t belong in civilian hands, that have no place outside the military. Guns who’s only purpose is massive carnage. Our message is simple … we want sensible gun control. You have to have a license to fish, for crying out loud, what’s wrong with having to have a license to own a gun? To drive a car, you have to pass a test! Why not have a gun safety test? No one is taking away anyone’s right to bear arms … but let’s add some logic to the argument of “it’s my constitutional right”. Let’s add something that is becoming rarer and rarer these days … Common Sense.