I wrote This is Home 5 years ago after the Sandy Hook shootings. A year ago, a new president was elected that, in the wake of a deadly shooting just days ago in my home state of Texas, won't acknowledge that our gun laws need to change.
Whether you are for or against gun control, it is undeniable that gun violence is a huge problem in America and something needs to change. It shouldn't be easier to buy a gun than to get a driver's license, or in some states, to vote.
Contact your elected representatives and urge them to vote for tighter gun restrictions. Let's make our voices heard and take a stand to make the United States, our home, a safer place for everyone:
You can also check out these amazing organizations working to put an end to gun violence if you'd like to find more ways to get involved: