Now is not the time

Now is not the time to talk about gun control.  When blood is fresh on the ground, when the smell of gun powder is in the air, and the screams of the innocent still ring in our ears. When the panic is still fresh, and cell phones are still ringing unanswered in the pockets of people who won’t reach for them again. Better to wait until next week, when the country has moved on. Better to wait until a more convenient time, when hearts aren’t throbbing and eyes don’t ache with tears. Wait until emotions aren’t so high, until we can talk about the vague threats of evil hearts instead of the physical tools they use to carry their intentions out. Now is not the time to talk about climate change. When whole countries and cities lie in ruins, every structure demolished by winds and ocean water. When millions of…

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