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I will not question your right to have a gun in your house.
I will not question your right to carry a gun at your hip, concealed or out in the open.
I will not question your right to carry a gun in your car, easy reach in your glove compartment.
Because yes, it is your right.
I will question your right to own a gun without registration.
Or any training to use it properly
I will question sellers who can sell guns without a background check.
I will question owning a gun that fires 6 bullets in a matter of  seconds.
A high powered weapon that even our men in the military need to be trained and disciplined to use.
I am well aware of the fact that criminals and others get guns whenever and wherever they want.
This is not about our RIGHT, and your RIGHT.  It is about responsibility.  Placing stricter gun laws doesn't take away your right.  It gives an understanding- that guns aren't toys.  
They are a responsibility.


I have given some thought to what transpired on Friday.
I have school-age children.  I make their lunches and snacks.  I pack their backpacks.  I make sure they have warm coats.  I hug and kiss them and send them on their way.

I also work in the schools.
And volunteer in the school.
I help teach many kids.
I cut and paste.
I walk the halls.
I reprimand bad behavior.
And give high-fives.

Monday I will make lunches and snacks.  I will pack their backpacks.  Making sure they have warm coats.   I will hug a little harder, and give an extra kiss before I send them on their way.

Monday I will get dressed.
Make my lunch.
I will put the name tag on my shirt.
I will help teach many kids.
Cut and paste.
I will walk the halls.
I will reprimand bad behavior.
And give a few more high fives.

There is no right answers.
You just keep on keeping on.

Vlad all Over

People on occasion ask me if I have read any good books.  Well of course I have DUH, I am a professional reader!  But I hate reviewing/recommending books.  It causes great anxiety.  I always wonder what people think of my recommendations?  What do they think of me as a person?
After handing off my copy of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' to a neighbor I feared he thought I was a weird-o who liked reading about woman being tortured.
Hell what if you don't like a book that everyone else does?  Did I like 50 Shades?  Hell no!  I don't want to seem like some biblopholic snob, so I usually lie and say, 'Yeah, it was pretty good."  With my fingers crossed behind my back.
I learned the hard way to keep my reading preferences to myself.  In a group setting I once proclaimed "WHAT??!!??  People actually LOVE Nicholas Sparks."  You thought I'd killed these ladies' first born.   Note to all: people actually LOVE Nicholas Sparks.  Who am I to judge?