After a great weekend of celebrating Pride in Albuquerque we woke this morning to the horrific news of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. I am as disgusted and pissed off and sad and confused and a little scared that any lunatic can go and buy a weapon that NO civilian needs. I wish the powers that be will force the NRA to change their bullshit thinking and force the ban of all guns with magazines and clips. These are not weapons to protect yourself, these are weapons to cause mass death and shouldn’t be allowed for the public to buy! There is no reason for it!
How many more innocent lives need to die?
I actually cried this morning after thinking that this stupid and senseless act could have happened to me and my family and friends at the fair grounds. There was such a lax on security for everyone getting into the Expo that it made me think twice and depressed me. We shouldn’t have to have a metal detector at a club and we shouldn’t have violence in a place where people come together to let go of the problems of life…even if it’s just for a few hours.
Mayor Javier Gonzales has asked the citizens of Santa Fe to join together with him on the Santa Fe Plaza on Monday, June 13 at 6pm on the Plaza to express our solidarity with and support for the citizens of Orlando in the face of this senseless tragedy.