Dori Digenti: Support the county’s gun-buyback program
To the editor:
“Active shooter,” “incident command,” “survival mind-set,” and “tabletop simulation,” — these are the meetings I attend. No, I am not a police officer, I am a college administrator. Why do these topics compete with conversations about our core educational mission — student grades, new courses, career options, financial support? It’s the guns.
While we can seek the root causes of the epidemic of dramatic gun massacres, family shootings and suicides, we can no longer justify the sheer proliferation of guns and the correlation with shooting deaths in our society.
A deadlocked Congress cannot move this situation, but we the citizens can. Support anti-gun-violence efforts in any way you can. On Oct. 5, there will be the first gun buy-back in Hampshire County, sponsored by the Northwestern district attorney’s office, Moms Demand Action and others. Please support this effort (northwesternda.org/event/gun-buyback).
It is up to us to create the peaceful and safe society we desire for ourselves and our children.