As an American living abroad, I am rarely patriotic — more often ashamed — and GUNS are one of the main reasons why.
They’re also why we were so eager to leave.
Back in 2018, with my son approaching kindergarten age, the local Massachusetts school district he was due to attend went viral for teaching their kindergarteners to hide from active shooters to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”
WTF. (She says in the most yogic of righteously-angry ways.)
I don’t know what it will take to get the GOP out of the NRA’s pocket. I don’t understand how politicians can just turn away from children being slaughtered in schools.
I do know there’s a better way — a life without the fear of gun violence. We’re living it here. And while there are plenty of things about Switzerland, and Europe, that are far from perfect, I’ll take it if it means we don’t have to worry that our beloved babe will be shot in school.
Bless every soul lost to American gun violence. May they be free from suffering. May they know peace.