There are ten people who are dead today who were alive yesterday when they went shopping in Boulder, Colorado. One of those who was murdered was Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley- 51 years of age, he leaves SEVEN children to grow up without a father. Officer Talley was THE first responder- the first officer on the scene, arriving to protect his fellow citizens, he paid with his life.
People who object to any governmental controls over the sale of firearms will often argue that the way to protect against mass murder spree shootings is to arm more people.
Here is our response- Officer Talley was armed. He was trained. And he was murdered in cold blood by a person with an AR15 rifle.
This shooting comes as we barely began to raise our flags that were at half mast for the victims of the shootings in Atlanta.
Enough is enough.
We now take our lives into our hands when we go to the supermarket, a movie theater, and all too tragically- a school.
There is a virus loose. There is a pandemic that indiscriminately kills innocent citizens, police officers, and children. And it is called FIREARMS.
Why do we willingly devote billions of dollars to use our best and brightest people to create a vaccine in record time to protect us against Covid19, and not spend one dollar to stop gun violence?