So, I just want to forewarn my readers that this post may be a bit opinionated, somewhat politically incorrect, and fully soap-box charged. These are simply my views and my views only, and has nothing to do with the brands I’m wearing in the pictures. (Isn’t it sad that I have to actually write this disclaimer “just in case”?)
Anyway, I had originally planned to post this look yesterday. Same outfit. Same pics. Same everything. I was even going to throw in a bit about how I’m reworking an oldie back into my wardrobe, (SEE OVERALL). However, once I woke up on Monday morning and heard about the gun shooting massacre in Las Vegas, I scratched my whole post. I decided to write something more poignant to the subject of gun control, or lack there of.
When I was younger, my sister would play this prank on me. She would say, “Pete and Repeat went on a boat. Pete fell out. Who’s in the boat?” And I would answer, “Repeat!” Then she would start again, “Pete and Repeat went on a boat. Pete fell out. Who’s in the boat?” And sure enough, I would be a sucker and yell, “Repeat!” This would go on and on until I caught onto the joke: ‘Repeat’. I feel like this is similar to the American public being fooled over and over again by the government and their stance on tackling gun control issues. How many times must we yell “Repeat!” before we realize that the joke is on us? How many more gun shooting massacres? How many more deaths? How many more tragedies? How many more families ruined and terrorized? How many? Is there a threshold we must break in order for the government and the NRA to finally realize that we’re not trying to take away their right to bear arm, but to control WHO gets to bear arm?
They say history repeats itself. They also say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Nothing has changed on gun control, so why would I ever think that there wouldn’t be another mass gun shooting tragedy? This travesty will continue to repeat itself until we decide to finally do something about gun control. I have family members that have their CCW (Concealed Carry Weapon) permit. They claim it’s to protect their family in case of burglary, home invasion, and “just in case”, but I’m not sure that handgun would do much good in a situation where someone is shooting an automatic weapon from the 32nd floor.
Regardless of where you stand on the 2nd amendment or guns in general, I would hope that we are all praying for the victims and their families. Not all history is bad. There is compassion, bravery, and selflessness throughout history in times like this. I’m no longer on my soap box, and I just hope that I can encourage everyone to speak up when it comes to love and kindness. God bless.
Photographed by Stefanie Meier