In the 1970s it was the summer of Son of Sam.
Today it’s the summer of shootings.
Just last week Sergeant Craig Bier became the 10th NYPD officer shot in the line of duty this year. The 15-year veteran, who boasts some 60-plus medals and citations, was shot in each leg during a firefight after he and his partner stopped a man who they said looked suspicious.
And, as The Courier was going to press, three people were killed near Texas A&M University when a man opened fire from a nearby house. According to reports, at least 30 rounds were fired before SWAT officers shot and killed the suspect.
This is the third mass shooting in the nation this summer, coming on the heels of the Aurora, Colorado, movie massacre and Wisconsin temple tragedy.
We ask again: WHAT IS GOING ON?
IS NOWHERE SAFE?
At this point, politicians can no longer turn a blind eye to the violence.
Our cops are getting shot, our kids are getting shot. Pretty soon we won’t be able to leave our homes for fear of never returning.
Now is the time to stand up.
Write, call, email — TODAY — and tell your local senator and congressmember, even the president, that you are in favor of gun control.
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Senator Charles Schumer: 322 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 20510
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: 780 Third Avenue Suite 2601
New York, New York 10017