The shooting deaths of 49 people and the wounding of another 53 in Orlando is a horrifying reminder of our world today. The gunman shot more than one hundred people and it's clear he would have shot many more had they not escaped.
Certainly, we all need to ask, could this happen here? We are glad to see our state leaders re-evaluating protocol for large gatherings.
We know authorities investigate threats, but we also know they often depend on the public to be aware. We all have to pay attention to our surroundings and when you see something that just does not feel right in your gut, report it.
We certainly need to continue to live our lives in freedom, but we can all help keep our community safe. That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to email@example.com.
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