Again? Must we witness this gun violence outrage again and again? And again?

Even when three of the victims are 9 years old, and just beginning to imagine the lives ahead of them?

Must our message to the rest of the world remain that America values its guns more than it values its children?

Must we continue to wonder where our country’s conscience has been exiled?

Must we wonder whether there is to be a solution to these national tragedies during our lifetime? Even a limited, common sense, first step such as universal background checks to begin the process? Is that too much to ask?

When will enough finally become too much?

Please. End. This. Insanity. Now.

Mike Perricone, Riverside