Schools and homes are places that everyone should feel safe. These young people were going to school to learn and enjoy the day with their friends. Senseless violence is frustrating regardless, but when it happens to innocent people, it pains me more. These victims were not active in illegal activity; they were just people going about their day.
Living in the Bay Area, I have seen violence in a variety of neighborhoods. The time I spent in Oakland exposed me to a lot of violence, too. A few months ago, when I was presented with the opportunity to listen to people speak about gun control at the Capitol Building in Washington D.C., I didn't hesitate.