It took a lot of courage for the students to go back to Stoneman Douglas High School after the horrific shooting that killed 17 and wounded more. But it’s taken more courage to stand up to our dilly-dally Congress and the pig-headed, bullying NRA and demand stricter gun laws. They weren’t there to hear your screams, to see the bodies, or to listen to your personal stories. Maybe if they had been, they would think differently about their preoccupation with the next election and focus more on what’s really important.

To the kids: Don’t get discouraged. Please don’t give up your sit-ins, your walkouts, and your rallies. You’ve already taken us farther than we’ve come since Columbine and Sandy Hook. Keep on fighting — you’ll find that most of the country, no matter what their party, are beside you.

Susan Misner

Hallowell

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