An Open Letter To Anyone Affected By Mass Shootings
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An Open Letter To Anyone Affected By Mass Shootings

You are not alone

An Open Letter To Anyone Affected By Mass Shootings

My heart is heavy.

I can't even begin to put into words how broken my heart feels day after day thinking about all the innocent lives lost by all the recent mass shootings. You would think a person would be used to this sort of pain when it happens so frequent.

There is no getting used to this. Because this is not acceptable.

Innocent people are dying. Children are dying.

To the families, friends, and anyone who is affected by these events, I am so sorry. I'm sorry that nothing has changed to stop these events from happening. I'm sorry that you are mourning the loss of a loved one far sooner than you should be.

Nobody should have to go through this kind of hurt.

I feel lucky that I have not been directly affected by these events, but everyday I feel heartbroken thinking about all those who are. The ones whose lives were wrongfully taken away. The families and friends of loved ones who didn't make it. The ones who sacrificed their lives to save another's. You are all in my thoughts.

To the ones who are in mourning, you are not alone. You are in my thoughts and prayers every night. I pray that this never has to happen again. I pray that finally someone does something about this.

How many innocent people have to die before something changes?

The time is now. No more excuses. No more deaths. This has to end.

To the affected communities, you're not alone. We are all mourning your loss. We are all one nation. When one community is in pain, we are all in pain. We are one country bound together by strength and love.

I know that there is nothing I can say to make the hurt stop. I know that my pain is nothing compared to what you are going through. But I just want you to know that I care. The rest of the nation, we all care. We are here for you. Nobody should be alone through a tragedy like this.

Rest in peace to all the innocent lives lost due to these tragic acts of hate. You will not be forgotten. I send my love and my prayers to you and all your loved ones.

To the rest of the nation, stay strong. We will get through this. We always do.

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