I can't speak for people who reside in rural areas of our nation.
However, I can speak from an urban context.
The ready availability of guns, including semi-automatic weapons designed for military and law enforcement actions, destroys our confidence and sense of safety. Tragically, the presence of these weapons all too often destroys families and permanently disrupts lives.
These realities explain why the President's words during his state of the union speech last Tuesday night meant so much to me.
How about you?