Raise Your Hand if You Have Blood on Your Hands

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5 Things I Want to Say About Something I Don’t Have the Words For:

1.) #Jacksonville.

Another day, another shooting, another hashtag.

2.) Look at this:

Can you really truly look at a chart like this without feeling sick to your stomach? This is 2018.

3.) And it doesn’t get any better if you break it down:

These were part of a Twitter stream by @JordanUhl, who also stood up to say:

 

4.) The system is not working. You have no rights if you are dead. So no other rights can come before your right to  live.

It is up to us to rise up and stop a system is abusive and complicit.

As we talk about in our Political Activism group—small actions, every day, until just 4% of the population is mobilized can work together to create change.

But it starts with you. Otherwise, you are complicit in an abusive system. Do whatever you can.

5.) Start somewhere. Start anywhere.

I don’t have the words either. But staying silent is not an option.

More in the (unfortunate) series: “7 Things I Want to Say About Something I Don’t Have the Words For”

#SantaFe

#Parkland

#ManchesterBombing

#NiceAttack

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More on gun violence and how to stop it.

The Patterns in Mass Shootings and a Conversation About Men

When the NRA Comes Calling

Fighting for My God-Given Right to Own Cobras

Your War to End

 

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Raise Your Hand if You Have Blood on Your Hands