Last Thursday night before I started my class, I made sure the door was shut and locked. The senseless shooting at the Umpqua Community College shooting made me took the precaution. I have 20 students under watch; therefore, I am responsible for their safety. It’s a damn shame that the U.S. has the best educational institutions in the world, and yet they are no longer a safe place to be in.
The gun law in the U.S. is in desperate need for a reform. President Obama spoke out about it in anger:
As I said just a few months ago, and I said a few months before that, and I said each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough. It does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel. And it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America next week or a couple of months from now.
Obama’s time is running out. The candidates who make gun control their top priority will have my vote and support. I urge you do the same to make this country not only a great but also a safe place to live.