I am a Tucsonan, a writer, a mental health advocate and a supporter of reasonable gun control. This violent incident, this perfect storm of illness and guns and rhetoric combining, has shaken me to my core.
I am also a woman of peace, one apt to love, and a compassionate friend. I am hopeful that this perfect storm will result in a climate change, creating a better system of mental health awareness and care. Respectful of hunter and sportsmen, I am hopeful that action will be taken to control the sale of weapons whose only purpose is to destroy human life. I am hopeful that civil, respectful public discourse will move to the forefront.