Orlando.

Marina's Musings

After finally having the chance to hear about and read up on Orlando, there are some things I need to express, though I’m not sure I’ll be the most composed or well-written about it.

First, all of my love goes out to the LGBT+ community of Orlando and their families as they wait for more news of the victims going forward. I cannot fathom the personal tragedies they must be going through.

What’s important to understand at this time, though, is that it’s not about how we feel about this, so much as what are we going to do about it. This is not an issue that can be de-politicized. This was the deadliest mass shooting in US history, and one that could have been prevented. Sensible gun control is not about “the government taking away all our guns” — it’s about maybe (just maybe) not allowing untrained civilians easy…

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