My daughter starts kindergarten next year, and I’m terrified. Shootings are always in the back of my mind. When I go to the store, I’m thinking “what’s my plan if there’s a shooting?” After Texas, I just don’t know what I’m going to do. I’m a single parent and I have to work. A lot of people I know are going to homeschool. If I can’t get a job working from home, I’ll get a job at my child’s school because I’m too afraid to be away from her.
Life should not be like this. When I was in school, we were taught that the US is the best country. The safest country. Now I want nothing more than to leave. This is coming from someone who is pro-gun, but if it keeps our children safe, take the fucking guns away. This is a mental health crisis because our healthcare is shit, and let’s make it easy to get guns on top of no mental healthcare.