My 15-year-old son Christian died at a friend’s house – and, yes, his death was preventable. We must do more to restrict kids’ access to guns.
Simply put, a gun’s purpose is to kill.
That is the cold, hard truth that was tragically realized on Sept. 5, 2021, when my 15-year-old son Christian died from an accidental gunshot at a friend’s house.
That is the horrific truth that 20-plus families in Uvalde, Texas, have been forced to learn. That is the brutal truth that more than 40,000 families a year learn firsthand in the United States of America.
This is not an anti-Second Amendment rant.
But as gun deaths are now the leading cause of death in children in the United States, and we have endured 246 mass shootings in the first 22 weeks of 2022 (and counting), it’s time for some real talk and clarity on an issue that adversely affects all of us.