The letter printed by Brad Humphrey on Oct. 5 in The Tribune (“Stop gun violence”) truly resonated with me. He pointed out that parents, grandparents and teachers can no longer in good conscience remain silent on this issue of massacres in our public schools.
Fewer and fewer people can truly believe that their children are now safe when they go to school, as we see the gun violence escalate throughout our country.
On the same date, an article was printed about a bill in our state Legislature concerning concealed weapons, which are currently legal on California campuses. This bill would make them illegal. The bill passed on nearly a straight partyline vote, with Democrats in support and Republicans opposed.
I was raised as a Republican. Nearly 100 percent of my family was Republican growing up. But my eyes were opened once I became a young adult.
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As a woman, grandmother and educator, I vote with the party that stands up to the NRA and respects the fact that women can make their own personal choices concerning birth control and abortion. The choice is quite clear.