In the book of Ecclesiastes, the writer expresses views on the order of life’s events. It is a well known and often read statement about the ebb and flow of the circumstances of life and the many contrasting events that make up human existence.
In verse 7 of chapter 3, the writer says “. . . a time to be silent and a time to speak.”
For too long, too many have remained too silent about the need for meaningful control of gun ownership in this country. For too long, too many have wept silently over the graves of children who have been needlessly murdered because someone too easily was able to access weapons of mass destruction.
It is time to stop the silence. It is time to speak. It is time for our leaders to lead. Otherwise the weeping will go unchecked and the laughter of children silenced forever.