Dear American Teenagers. A Letter…

Dear American Teenagers,

It’s not supposed to be like this.
This is not normal.
You are supposed to be able to go to school, free of heavy cares, so that you can concentrate on learning and growing.
I can’t imagine what you must be thinking, how bewildered you must feel. How angry. How sad.
The government is letting you down – Republicans are afraid to stand up to the NRA, who lobby hard against gun control.
But the NRA line the pockets of the craven, spineless conservatives, who in turn throw up their hands and walk away from the issue.
These people have put power, profit and greed before your well-being.
I’m so sorry.
This is why it’s important that, once you come of age, you remember who is to blame for these shootings, these recurring, preventable tragedies.
One day soon you will be able to make your voice heard with a ballot.
You will be responsible for electing the nation’s leaders.
You’ll have to put your foot down, raise your voices loud, perhaps even take to the streets with signs and chants.
It’s looking like it’s going to be up to you to bring about change.
I’m so sorry for this heavy burden.
But know that millions of people, throughout the country and beyond, are behind you.
Are there for you.
It’s not supposed to be like this.
With love,
Angel La Canfora
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