Woodbridge, Virginia (CNN) A few years ago, my daughter and I took a trip to Woodburg High School.
We were both in high school.
It was the last time we would be there.
We didn’t have a car.
We had to walk.
We would go to the parking lot, and we’d have to walk the last 10 miles.
She had a car, but we didn’t want to get in the way of her.
We drove for hours.
She was really tired, and I wanted to make sure she got home safely.
A few days later, my son and I were waiting for her at the bus stop.
He was walking in front of us, and she suddenly pulled out a gun.
She told us to get out of the car.
She pulled out her gun, pointed it at our son, and fired one shot.
The bullet passed through my daughter’s chest, went through my chest and went through our leg.
My son, who had already been shot, went down.
We went to the emergency room, and the doctors told us he had multiple injuries, but he was OK.
He had a gunshot wound to his chest.
She said, “Get in the car, and don’t let me shoot you.”
I didn’t think anything of it, and at the time, I didn, either.
I have two boys, a 6-year-old boy and a 10-year.
I want them to have a safe childhood.
When you hear the term “gun-free zone,” you think of high school and football games.
I don’t want my kids going to a gun-free school.
And I want my children to have the best education possible.
I wanted my kids to have access to quality education, and to be able to see a doctor when they needed to.
But it turns out the gun laws in our state aren’t the only thing that have an impact on children’s lives.
We are seeing the impact of our lack of gun laws.
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