I’ve been around guns my whole life. Always unwillingly.

I’ve been in the Army cadets; I’ve gone to clay shooting events; I have been to people’s houses who proudly display their rifles; where people mention, in hushed tones, that there’s a locked shotgun cabinet somewhere in the house.

I was scared then. I am scared now.

We do not need guns. We do not need them around homes. People should not be able to buy and own elite grade assault rifles, handguns, or any guns.

Yes, it is a restriction on liberty. But so is wearing a mask to protect others in a pandemic. So is a seatbelt while driving. So is not selling beer to youngsters.

There are certain things we just don’t do. This is one of them.