I am tired of reading of vigils and walks and moments of silence and pretty murals.
Maryiah Coleman, eight months pregnant, is shot down walking her dog as she and her unborn child are murdered. Teenagers Trinity Gay and Angel Juarez are killed in separate incidents within a mile or so of Rupp Arena. Seventeen-year-old David Fletcher Jones is shot and killed in a basement near Tates Creek High School where three students had been found with guns within a two-week period.
And then, a two-year-old child is killed in an exchange of gunfire in her own home.
Among those arrested in the shootings: a convicted felon, a 19-year-old and his father in Gay’s death; a 23-year-old in Juarez’s shooting; a juvenile in the Tates Creek neighborhood death, and two 20-year-olds in the death of two-year-old Marie Gallman.
See a pattern here?
Yet our governor says no additional laws are needed and our local, state and national politicians cower before the National Rifle Association lobby.
How many more of our children have to die before this community and our society wake up to the insanity of guns in the hands of people who should not have them?
Timothy M. Kelly