It’s Valentine’s Day – yes.
Boo! It’s also the anniversary of the Parkland shooting – it’s been a year? Seriously?
New York Times articles:
“Parkland’s Day of Remembrance: Moments of Silence, Reflection and Grief”
“Parkland: A Year After the School Shooting That Was Supposed to Change Everything”
“Parkland Shooting; Where gun control and school safety stand today”
Yay! It’s also one day after the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 by a vote of 23-15 and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019 by a vote of 21-14.
You know you’ve been thinking about the need for sensible, reasonable gun control.
Like background checks.
Gadfly joined some people not just thinking but doing something about it during the noon hour today.
A demonstration/march/rally organized by CeaseFirePA that started at Broad and Main, hiked to Senator Boscola’s office at Broad and New, then downhill to City Hall.
Ok, so you weren’t there, but Gadfly is here to help you join in vicariously (good SAT word):
Warm up, shake it loose, feel the vibes
Now march uphill to Boscola’s, stretch it out, I dare you not to chant
“Whadda we want? Background checks! When d’we want ‘em? Now!”
Stop for breath at Boscola’s house, listen to our message, Barbara was one of the conveyers of our message to the Boss Lady – Go Barbara!
Head south to City Hall, keep your eyes from drifting to the pizza shop, downhill, stronger of voice
Sharon was a little bit out of control, we were thinking of confiscating her shaker, Whoa, Sharon, whoa!
Look at those two at the window calmly, warmly eating their lunch — the nerve!
Let loose at City Hall, no holding back now, full roar!
“Death is not the price of freedom”
“We got the kids’ backs, they got ours”
“Thoughts and prayers are not enough”
“We want action”
Hear that Washington!
WE WANT ACTION!
Thanks to LEPOCO for alerting me to this event.