Kim Kardashian tweeted about gun control after Texas school shooting

Since yesterday’s horrific Texas elementary school massacre, there has been no shortage of opinions from politicians, celebrities and private individuals on social media. Most of the posts are full of horror over yesterday’s tragedy, but beyond that, there are essentially two camps on Twitter: those who think stricter gun control laws are necessary to keep our children safe, and those who don’t.

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While Kim Kardashian has often taken a cautious line by not being too clear about her political stance (such as refusing to support President Joe Biden until he is elected, even though ex-husband Kanye West promoted Donald Trump’s opponent), it seems that the line was crossed for Keep up with the Kardashians star. Amidst a sea of ​​tweets that are both heartbreaking and infuriating, Kim launched into a wild tirade denouncing the current state of our gun control legislature and making it clear why issues like mental health can’t be the first thing we address – and for the first time ever. I found myself hoping that one day she would actually become a lawyer.

Kim opens her Twitter thread, referring to an essay she wrote on her blog five years ago, sharing her thoughts on gun control, and notes that both her own views and the circumstances in which she shares them have not changed. .

“In it, I asked, ‘Is protecting the Second Amendment more important than protecting our own children?'” Kim says of her essay. “Yesterday, 19 children were killed by an 18-year-old and I feel heartbroken, disgusted and furious at how little legislators have done to pass gun laws that protect our children.”

“Semi-automatic weapons, assault weapons, military weapons should not be legally sold or owned by American citizens. They should be banned. Point,” she continues. “Assault weapons didn’t even exist when the Second Amendment was written. We must stop allowing people to use a phrase written centuries ago when technology, times and humanity were very different to dictate how we regulate gun ownership and how we protect our children today.”

Stop using a phrase written centuries ago to dictate how we solve problems today? From assault weapons to Row vs. Wade, this is definitely a position we can support. But Kim wasn’t even close to being ready.

“The legal age to purchase firearms is also a major issue and needs to be addressed and increased,” she continues. “There is no doubt that mental health, racism, deep-rooted hatred all play a role in motivating mass shootings in recent years. And at the community level, as parents, teachers, there is a lot that can be done to help teenagers and young adults who are not being done.”

“But the only thing legislators can and should control right now is access to guns,” she concludes. “We are parents, we are mothers, we beg and beg for action… Words cannot express my grief for the parents whose children didn’t come home from school yesterday.”

With the huge platform that Kim Kardashian has, I always hoped she would use it that way. As a mother of four, Kim feels the same rage and fear that so many of us feel today—and she put it into words beautifully.

For information on how you can help lobby for stronger gun laws, visit Moms demand action.

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