I’ve never been a fan of guns
Likely because of the number of people with gunshot wounds #gsw
who came through our surgical post-op unit.
Or maybe because of the noise from the nearby county police gun-range (we hear rounds and rounds of gunfire, every day)
-My heart aches for all the people whose stories I’m reading on SocialMedia-
Crying as I’m reading the mothers stories. So many many many affected.
As many know, my husband & I and so many of our fam are first responders.#4Life
: #FDNY #EMFD #VolunteerFF #IAFF #IAFO #Nurses #EMT #EMS #NYC
We’ve seen gun violence #InRealLife
. It’s fucking scary and violent. But the stats don’t list the most important number, the number of people left behind.
#Family #Friends #CoWorkers #Fam
Mothers should not be burying their children
Everyone should be concerned.
DYK: our #1stResponders
are called to 116,000+ gun-related incidents/year -36,000+ are shot dead from guns every year
-80,000+ are shot and injured
-Toddlers are accidentally killing on average 50 people/year. TODDLERS! That means people who have access to guns are not responsible enough to keep their weapons away from toddlers.
This is not just about #assaultWeapons
Do you realize more people in the US are killed by a toddler than a terrorist? 😳
We’re supposed to be the land of the free. How do we do that without amending amendments? Children must come first! Thousands of my fellow #Nurses
are marching around the US for #MarchForOurLives
topics is getting noticed because the #ParklandStudents
are determined! No denying- there is nothing stronger than the will of people who want to make a change. The one thing that unites the world: we have all felt the pain of America’s Weapons Manufacturers.
The Best Way to End GunViolence:
1. Get guns off the streets by offer to buy guns LetTheCrimeFitThePunishmentWant to drastically cut gun violence:
Not sure what the answer is. I just know that today, a US student’s biggest threat is a white male with an assault rifle.