Hillary Clinton just issued a bold call for action in the wake of today’s horrific school shooting

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Thanks to the brave survivors from Parkland, Florida the national dialogue on guns has sustained longer than ever before. For far too long the country was stuck in a cycle in which a mass shooting would occur, outrage would bubble up, and then the media would move on, leaving the victims forgotten.

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While it feels like things are on the path to much-needed change, it appears we are fated to endure more tragedy before things get better. This morning, a young man opened fire inside a classroom in Sante Fe High School in Texas. Ten people were killed.

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President Trump responded in predictably terrible fashion. At moments like this, when we need a national leader the most, he demonstrated exactly why he is unfit to lead.

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Hillary Clinton on the other hand, the popular vote winner of 2016, provided some much-needed leadership. The former Secretary of State took to Twitter to acknowledge a hard truth: the country is failing its children. She called for national soul-searching and new legislation to stop the ceaseless violence.

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The electoral college prevented Mrs. Clinton from putting her John Hancock on the legislation she suggests, but the changes she is calling for can be accomplished so long as we stay louder than the NRA.

Democrats need to take back control of the government because Republicans have proven beyond any doubt that they’re willing to let children die if it means the NRA dollars will keep rolling in.

It truly is time to bring an end to this national shame.

Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.

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