Let There Be No More Silence

Survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre went to Tallahassee yesterday to urge the State Legislature to take up an assault weapons ban. They got a moment of silence and an unceremonious rejection. (1)

Because of the unrelenting pressure they are now feeling, Florida’s legislators may painfully croak out some legislation increasing background checks and providing increased mental health services. Maybe they will do a bump-stock prohibition now that Trump has said OK.

But, they won’t do anything meaningful.

Even so, do not despair, young folks. Do not lose hope. You CAN defeat these people. Keep the ball rolling.

Let there be no more silence — ever.


  1. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/21/us/florida-gun-control-republicans.html