Our Response: The Texas Shooting

Not since 2012 has the US seen a deadlier attack than the shooting in South Texas on May 24, 2022.

And while we all hope not to see anymore in the future, it’s a grim hope at this point. Because it’s been years since the conversation started. And we have to ask, “Has the conversation led anywhere?”

Will our children be safe from gun violence anytime soon? 

When an 18-year-old gunman entered the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killed 19 children and two teachers, and ended up dead himself sometime later, people were stunned.

Not because it doesn’t happen. Since 2012, there have been numerous shootings, albeit without as many victims.

But because we will never get accustomed to these sickening acts of terror and violence. There is no desensitization. There is only anger, distress, and despair. 

And, of course, there is empathy. 

We want to send out our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to the victims’ families. Most of them mere babies, there is nothing worse than the taking away of such young, innocent lives.

This heart wrenching happening should bring the last sense of urgency needed to force change. We need to do something to guarantee our children are secure and safe at their schools. 

If we won’t do it for ourselves, then please, let us do it for our children.