In the wake of the devastating events in Lewiston, Maine, our hearts ache for the lives lost, the injured, and the families forever impacted. We understand the pain of these tragedies all too well, from our own experiences in Colorado, with Columbine, Aurora, Boulder, and Colorado Springs. We deeply empathize with the people of Lewiston and extend our heartfelt condolences to all affected.
The use of assault weapons in these incidents is a stark reminder of the urgent need for comprehensive gun safety reform at the federal level. Assault weapons, designed for the battlefield, have no place in our communities. The fact that the gun industry prioritizes profit over safety is a distressing reality.
Assault weapons are not designed for hunting or home self-defense; their primary purpose is to inflict rapid and devastating harm. Their high velocity and destructive capabilities have been evident in past tragedies, from Columbine to Club Q.
This call to action is a reminder that real change is needed. We should not let “Thoughts and Prayers” be an empty phrase but a call to action for policy changes. Let us unite, just as Coloradans have done, to advocate for comprehensive gun safety reforms. We must ensure that such tragedies do not continue to plague our communities and that innocent lives are protected.
Your voice is vital in this fight, and your commitment to pushing for change is commendable. Let us stand together and work towards a safer future where we prioritize the well-being of our communities over profit margins. Your passion is the spark that ignites change, and we’re here to support your efforts in any way we can. Together, we can make a difference and honor the memories of those lost by striving for a safer, more compassionate world.