That was then. On Saturday, March 24, people by the thousands took to the streets of Lancaster in a peaceful protest against uncontrolled gun violence in the United States. Shouting "Enough is enough!" and "Remember Nickel Mine!" we marched in solidarity with people across the nation and around the world.
Uncontrolled gun violence is a violation of the Second Amendment's cautionary phrase "well-regulated". If most of the people shooting crowds of people in schools, nightclubs and shopping malls had been female, Congress would've intervened to stop it long ago.
The men strutting around during the riot last year in Charlotteville, Virginia with openly displayed guns, not in uniform, not police or National Guard, were not a well-regulated militia but self-appointed vigilantes who made a powder keg situation even worse.
The U.S. needs to get real about well-regulated gun control in order to end gun violence. It's time to honor the Second Amendment in spirit as well as in letter.