April 13, 2013

Gun reform: a call for action, a call for optimism

The tragedy that befell the Newtown, CT community on December 14, 2012 gave President Barack Obama an event to move forward important measures to promote gun reform laws in the US.

I live in Idaho where the mention of gun reform turns ordinarily civil people into raging fanatics against the government as they fear control of what they believe is a constitutional right. Never mind that the US Constitution also promises to protect all of its citizens from harm.

President Obama generally gives a weekly address to his constituents and the world; but not this week. On April 13, he has given his time to Francine Wheeler, a mother whose six-year-old son, Ben, was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

President Obama thought what she has to say was important to the cause and so do I. But even more, I also think that her point of view is optimistic. And staying optimistic about our great world is what Experience Optimism is all about. Please watch and then do something about gun violence. Add your voice to a unified call for action. Thank you.

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