It seems that nearly every day , here in America , we wake up to the news of another mass shooting . Schools , churches, grocery stores and even hospitals have fallen victim to gun violence . Places that once were safe no longer are .
As if we didn’t already have enough to worry about with coronavirus , we now have to worry about the possibility of getting shot as we go about with our daily lives . I work as a paraprofessional at an elementary school in Pompano Beach Florida. As I go to work each day I wonder if today it will be our school . Even with security measures in place I find myself hyper vigilant as I walk around on campus . This shouldn’t have to be the case .
With each mass shooting we mourn the loss of lives , the loss of futures once bright . Gun violence accomplishes nothing except leaving heartbreak in its wake . It needs to stop . But how ?
Stricter gun laws must be put into place . Background checks , multiple if necessary , need to be done . The age of eligibility to purchase a gun needs to be raised as well . Until these things happen , “ America The Beautiful “ will remain , America The Shootiful .