Our hearts are heavy once more as we grieve the victims of another mass shooting, this time in San Bernardino.
By Tera Landers
As I write this, the details of the incident are still coming, but what is crystal clear is that we have shed too many tears, too many times, over gun violence.
There are no easy answers in front of us. However, we have options.
1- Urge the Center for Disease Control to study and publish data on gun violence;
2- Work for gun safety, background checks and a ban on assault weapons on a national, state, and municipal levels;
3- Reach out to partner with interfaith groups and community activists;
4- Speak with police, local public health professionals, elected officials and candidates for office;
5- Speak out in local forums, town meetings and media.
In the meantime, remember that you are not alone. We are here for each other. Reach out to those you love, let yourself grieve this tragedy, and remember that we are here for each other for extra support at this time.
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