As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
The truth is that over the weekend, Chicago saw another couple of deadly days. Where there were over 66 shooting victims, and 12 deaths. I am deeply saddened by this news, and it breaks my heart to know that nothing is being done to prevent senseless gun violence that not only arrives in the form of mass shootings, but also plagues cities. Leaders talk about making the economy great, or are so happy that there is a new 5G network, but fail to offer support, condolences to neighbouring cities, or states within America. What if every leader was to unite with one voice, and say that it's enough? Gun violence is a problem. The second amendment gave individuals the right to bear arms, but this right has been taken advantage of. Just like the possession of illegal drugs, if you need it you find ways of getting it. The same with guns, which are being used for the wrong purposes, being taken advantage of, and falling in to the wrong hands.
With these few words, my heart aches for the lives that were built and lost in an instant gunshot, and for those that are injured. Gun violence hurts communities, and societies, it brings forth fear, and psychological traumas. Never wish anything upon others that you would not wish for yourself. It is my hope that leaders will engage in conversations about this national and international issue, and the city of Chicago will put this as a priority topic. There are times when we need to engage in national and international diplomacy, and there are times when we must put America first. Further Reading: NY Times | In Chicago, One Weekend, 66 Shooting Victims, and Zero Arrests