Love life! Love to travel. Am a very involved volunteer in a non profit agency. Empty nester. Son and hubby both pilots.
By: OGal , 12:55 PM GMT on July 06, 2012
Jack Levine.....a very good friend.
As our prayers for peace and comfort go out to our loved ones and friends during the holiday season, our hearts are broken by the horrific news of the massacre of 28 innocents.....20 young girls and boys and 8 adults who taught and loved them....in Newtown, Connecticut. While we grieve for this tragic loss of life, I sincerely believe we must energize our resolve to take action to reform our gun and super-weapon laws.
Our policy leaders should be supported to enact prohibitions on gun show purchases without background records checks, limitation on the sale of super multi-round ammo magazines, as well as restrictions on access to military-designed automatic weapons. We should join forces with our law enforcement, public health allies, reform advocates and families affected by firearms violence in this fight to bring needed legal redirection.
Legitimate gun ownership for self protection, historic collections and sports is not at issue....but what is clear is we are at a point in our lives when logical lines of defense must be drawn. The debate should not be whether any change is needed.....but to what degree are we willing to recognize that slaughter can be prevented if we mesh quality mental health services with strong and enforceable firearms laws.
MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
One of our pictures from Jackosn Hole, Wyoming in October. Actually Steve took this shot.
Early morning Teton sky. We stopped to get air in our car tires.
This is where we set up a spotting scope to watch for the Teton Wolf Pack. The minute the scope was set up the wolves started to howl. We didn't see any wolve on this day but we went back for the next three days and saw a hunting pair. You can barely see the car. It was quite a hike to the top of this ridge
Momma moose feasting on algae. Grand Tetons
Bull Elk looking right at Steve's camera.
At the end of a long hiking day a perfect place to sit in front of a big roaring fire at the Rusty Parrot Lodge.
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