When six people were killed and 13 others, including Rep. Gabby Giffords, were wounded at a shopping center in Arizona, it wasn’t the “right time” to talk about stricter gun laws.
When 12 people were killed and 58 others wounded in a movie theatre in Colorado, it wasn’t the right time.
When two people were killed at a shopping mall in Portland, Oregon recently, it still wasn’t the right time.
We watched in horror as 27 people — 20 of them innocent, defenseless children — were slaughtered by a 20-year-old gunman in Connecticut.
So I ask, is it finally the right time? What else has to happen?
As always, we will mourn the dead and pray for survivors, but how many more innocent lives need to be extinguished before someone in Washington has the will to finally do what is right?
As a parent, I am heart-broken; but I am also outraged. Children don’t vote and they don’t have lobbyists.
It’s up to the grown-ups — parents and elected officials — to do whatever is necessary to protect them.
Raul A. Fernandez, Miami