We need common sense gun laws
I dropped my 6 year old off at school the morning after the Thousand Oaks shooting. I wasn’t thinking about what he would learn or eat for lunch. I was thinking about how a shooter might access his classroom, where he could hide, and that I need to make sure my last words to him are “I love you.”
We have had 307 mass shootings this year in the U.S. That is 307 too many. We must enact common sense gun legislation in our country. I respect the Second Amendment, and we can ensure both the right to own guns and be safe in our schools and gathering places.
We could: 1) require background checks on all gun purchasers; 2) license firearm owners; 3) register firearms; 4) regulate firearms dealers and ammunition sellers; 5) require the reporting of lost or stolen firearms; 6) impose a waiting period before the sale of a firearm; and 7) limit firearm purchases to one per person every 90 days.
We can do better, and we must do better.
– Katie Sonnen-Lee