So, I wrote a piece a while back trying to appeal to the same place of rationality and reason and logic I think you aimed for here. It was definitely less heartwarming, I can hardly even look at the photos of the victims. When I do, my heart just breaks for those families. When Sandy Hook happened, my son was 6 and in Kindergarten and in every, single little boy’s picture from Sandy Hook, I saw his face. I still do. I had high hopes of reaching like even ONE. but of course, I just got the usual attempts at changing my mind and calling me names and what not (from anyone who didn’t already agree with me).
I wish you more luck than I had. Maybe I should have toned down the sarcasm. I dunno. ☺