It’s with a heavy heart that I’m writing this and asking everyone to breathe… AGAIN. I want to get this in before the blame game starts and all the “whatabouts” start making noise. Here are the names of the victims in our two most recent mass shootings.
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One of WTTA’s many missions is education. Not just to firearms owners about mental health matters, but also to mental health practitioners about gun culture. As of this writing, more than 400 people have attended At the Intersection of Guns and Mental Health, our three-hour suicide prevention and firearms cultural competency course.
During these uncertain times, a knee-jerk reaction many have is to purchase a firearm to protect their family. But panic buying a gun has more danger than you may realize. Make sure you consider this checklist and practice gun safety before purchasing what may be your first firearm.
Breathe… that’s what I asked people to do almost 7 months ago. I am now asking people, with a heavy heart, to breathe again. We lost 12 human beings in another senseless shooting. Not too much is known right now but here is what’s certain… this shouldn’t have happened.
Today, we woke up to the news of another senseless tragedy. Many will be running high on emotion and will use this incident to push an agenda. We at WTTA ask that you take a moment, and breathe. Let the facts come in so we can have a civil discussion to find solutions.