Trinity Ottoson-Smith was shot in the head on May 15 in north Minneapolis during a birthday party. She was jumping on a trampoline when she was struck by a bullet. She was hit by a stray bullet fired at another residence. Trinity was nine years old. Let me say this again-Trinity was nine years old. For twelve days she fought for her life, but on May 27, 2021 she died.
Trinity wanted to be a teacher. She was shot in the head jumping on a trampoline. The gun culture in America is killing our children. The phrase “only in America” has new meaning.
As we celebrated the gift of love that a mother bestows on her children, shots were fired at people from Colorado Springs to Phoenix to a Baltimore suburb to California to Newark to Milwaukee to St Louis. People were shot dead or hit with a bullet tearing into one’s flesh. For too many this Mother’s Day weekend was not a celebration of love, but a time for grieving.
It seems that as the corona virus retreats gun violence increases. Does our America need a new warning: Be careful where you go, be careful because there are too many guns, too many short tempers, too little respect for life?