Why Gun Lovers Don’t Get To Grieve Another Massacre With Me

Beautiful, moving, thought-provoking.

john pavlovitz

Grieving
I am grieving again today.

Once more I am mourning the senseless execution of beautiful souls torn to shreds in the prime of their lives and in the middle of their ordinary. I am grieving more premature funerals and canceled weddings and discarded futures—and I want to be alone right now.

Gun lover, please don’t tell me you’re grieving along with me today too. I just don’t think I want your company right now.

If you’re still against greater gun control measures—you don’t get to grieve with me today.
If you’re part of the zealous, gun-glorifying community—you don’t get to grieve with me today.
If you are a militant, unrepentant NRA apologist—you don’t get to grieve with me today.
If your right to bear arms ultimately matters more to you than the human wreckage strewn about the Umpqua campus (and schools and movie theaters and shopping malls and highways)—you don’t get to grieve…

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4 thoughts on “Why Gun Lovers Don’t Get To Grieve Another Massacre With Me

  1. Exactry.
    In Japan, the gun is regulated severely.
    Because the power of the police is strong, it is all right even if there is not a gun.
    I pray for the social thing that there is not the gun.

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