America's Gun Addiction

Woke this morning to news of the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history. Those in support of gun ownership for sport, hunting, and self-protection, I hear you.
But no one wants this!
No one approves of this!
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Yes, the people of Las Vegas have come together in record numbers and first responders are freaking angels for risking their lives to save the victims. We are nothing if not a country united by tragedy. But, after countless acts of violence and terror from white men/boys using semi-automatic killing machines on our own soil, we need to accept we are also a country in denial.
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We have a gun addiction. And guns, by design, bring violence. I don't want to see communities coming together over an attack. I want to see open-minded discussions that result in compromise and change to PREVENT an attack. My heart breaks for the nation again today.
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With so much to fear in the world, I still believe we have the capacity to πŸ’›let Love leadπŸ’›. Connection and unity are closer than we think. Are you doing your part to foster it?
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This lyric by Tom Petty cuts right to the point. #RIPTomPetty

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