Here is one step that I will take on my own. I will send the following simple message to elected officials on the federal, state, and local levels:
It is a typical day in the United States. That means that, on average, some 31 people will die in homicides where firearms are used. In addition, on average, firearms will be used in some 51 suicides.
I find this appalling and unacceptable. I hope you do too.
How are you working to change this situation?
When I receive a response – whatever response I receive – I will reply:
Thank you for your response. I am glad that you are doing name what ever was included in the response.
That does not seem to be working.
What else will you do?
It’s a start. I will do more.
See you along the Trail.