This is an open letter to Steve Hemmert who posted the following to social media:
With some hesitation born of nostalgia, I turned in two AR style rifles to the Miami Police Department as part of their gun buy-back program today.
As a former U.S. Army Infantry officer, I was well trained in the use of, and felt very comfortable with, the M-16/M-4 platform. I have always considered myself a responsible gun owner. My 14 year old daughter and I built one of the ARs- from scratch- together.
But after the events of last month, I have decided enough is enough.
How can we, as parents, force our kids to live in a world where they have to be afraid of being killed at school?
by Write Winger