On March 24, 2018, millions of citizens, nationwide, marched passionately in support of tighter gun control. As many people do not live near D.C. or could not get to Washington D.C., many cities had their own marches to join the cause. I was so happy to hear that Columbus, Ohio was having a march downtown.
My roommate and best friend, Emily Brant, is currently studying to be a teacher. As this topic highly affects her future field, she decided to take a stance on the situation. "I am tired of hearing about children being murdered in their classroom, and I wouldn't feel comfortable having a gun or want to have a gun in my classroom as security," Emily told me. I don't blame her.
Emily, I am so proud of you. The sign you held this week, "protect kids, not guns," is the perfect slogan for this horrible situation and debate. People like you are how this nation will change and we will live in a better world. Thank you for speaking your mind and showing the government the change you want to see. You inspire me so much, and I am so proud to be your best friend.
To everyone else who marched this weekend, I thank you too. We will change this country.