I am a mother, a teacher and a gun owner. I believe in the Second Amendment and the right to self-defense. I live in a home with young children, and I know that owning a weapon is a serious responsibility.
This holiday season began with 33 mass shootings in November alone. Over 40,000 people have died from gun violence this year, each one leaving an empty chair at family gatherings this winter. How many more will die before Christmas? New Year’s?
The above excerpt was originally published in The Dallas Morning News.
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