As you all know by now, I did not make the cut to continue on to the general election for Nicholasville City Commissioner. So what next for me in the way of serving the people?
As is mentioned on my site, I am very concerned about the safety of our children in the Jessamine County School System. School shootings have become another commonplace incident that has become a part of our everyday life. Why? Is there no way to protect our children within the confines of our schools? I believe there is. The problem is not what we do to resolve the problem, or how we do it; it's getting the bureaucratic support in a nation that is opposed to guns, not criminals.
As of Sunday, May 20, 2018, we had completed 20 weeks of the year. Tragically, we have had 22 school shootings since January 1. More than any other year since Columbine on April 20, 1999. Looking deeper into the numbers are more alarming facts. From April 20, 1999 to date, America has suffered 11.32 shootings per year. Based on the time spent out of school, both primary and secondary, that's more than 1 school shooting per month over the last 19 years.