Photo courtesy of BK Fulton
“Our children are our most important resource.”
Our children are our most important resource. They are the future. We can not continue to lose our babies to senseless gun violence. I am a veteran and believe in responsible ownership of firearms. Even so, I also believe in sensible rules to govern who can own them, what type can be owned by civilians, and under what conditions they can be concealed. People who are not well are not ready for gun ownership. People who are violent are not ready for gun ownership. People who are not trained are not ready for gun ownership. I’m willing to balance my second amendment rights with community safety because I love our nation and the youth who must take us forward. We’ve given this issue enough lip service. Fully 80% of the nation believes in some form of rational gun control. We must do the hard work to find common ground if we want to end the increasing trend of violent homicides in the US. Why do we have to do this you might ask? We have to do it for our children. I am a parent, and like any loving parent I want my children to grow up to be what God has made them to be.
These are my boys. I am smiling because they make me happy. I am proud of them. I love them more than they will ever know. I want them to grow up knowing that Mommy and Daddy did all they knew how to do to raise them the right way. These are MY boys. Soon they will be men and it will be their charge to raise their sons (and daughters) to be all that the Lord has blessed them to be. I don’t want them to become a statistic. I want them to be inspired by what good people did to keep them safe.
In this issue of SoulVision Magazine we keep the community uplift going by sharing the inspiring story of Ms. Sophia A. Nelson and her pioneering journalism that asks us to look deeper as we solve the most pressing issues facing our society. We also share with you stories on lawyer and novelist Leslie T. Thornton, artist Karen Terry, and singer and actress Beverly Ann Booker. We also give you a look at chef Jacoby Ponder’s new cooking class. Finally, we share a traditional recipe from chef Sharde’ Dantzler, support the fundraising goal of Girls For A Change and honor the legacy of Tusla lawyer and author, the late B.C. Franklin.
“We must do the hard work to find common ground if we want to end the increasing trend of violent homicides in the US.”