Rianna Gibbs Wilson
It wastes our time. It rots our children’s brains. It robs our local businesses. It puts down our defenses to allow foreign countries to meddle in our elections. It ruins families with pornography. It gives hate groups like ISIS a platform to recruit within our nation.
A Mississippi law passed in 2016 allowing guns in churches received national attention and was mocked by many who saw it as an unnecessary extension of 2nd Amendment rights to what should be a place of peace.
But, unfortunately, events this weekend confirmed why it is wise to have responsible gun owners carrying weapons in the pews.
They’ll be gathering along the shores of the Delaware River around the fire pit eating s’mores and swapping stories Saturday night.
Just like any Saturday night in eastern Pennsylvania, my friends from so long ago will be gathered to enjoy each other’s company; but this time, one of them will be missing.
She torched the red blanket. The covering was what Linda Lary saw her son, Michael, wrapped in as he lay on the floor, dead from an overdose of heroin last December, two days short of his 28th birthday. “I thought of all the blankets to put on him, don’t put a red blanket on him. I don’t know why.”