By Melina Kamaritis, Senior
Dear Senator Daphne Campbell,
I want to thank you for your proposal on last Saturday's session, and it is comforting to know that we share a similar stance on this controversial topic of gun regulations. I usually have doubts about the people who have the platform to evoke change in society because many do not have perspectives on issues that are similar to the majority of citizens, but your voting/speaking record reflects that you are looking out for what is best for the community. This shows the actual meaning of a democratic republic, and I am glad to have you as the Senator for Miami Shores, Florida.
It might be discouraging that your proposal requiring people who want a concealed weapons permit to first get a mental health evaluation was declined; however, your efforts are appreciated greatly. Although many of the suggestions did not pass, the few that did will hopefully make a change in the right direction.
A suggestion: please, make an effort to block the legislature that would allow for teachers to voluntarily hold arms on school grounds. This is incredibly unsafe and should not be included in a learning environment. Additionally, I know of some teachers that may resign from teaching if they work in an environment with guns.
The fact that you are so willing to push for change and speak out about what you think is right assures me that there are officials that legitimately represent those of us who want to see stricter gun control.
Thank you again for your effort,