School shooting inspires a new take on Niemöller’s ‘First they came’ | Letter

First they shot up Columbine High School. But I didn’t say anything because I didn’t live there, and I love my gun.

First they shot up Columbine High School. But I didn’t say anything because I didn’t live there, and I love my gun.

Then they shot up West Nickel Mines School. But I didn’t say anything because I didn’t have any kids, and I love my gun.

Then they shot up Virginia Tech. But I didn’t say anything because I didn’t go to there, and I love my gun.

Then they shot up Northern Illinois University. But I was no longer going there, and I love my gun.

Then they shot up Sandy Hook Elementary. But I didn’t say anything my child was unborn, and I love my gun.

Then they shot up Marysville Pilchuck High. But I didn’t say anything I don’t teach there, and I love my gun.

Then they shot up Marjory Stoneman Douglas. But I didn’t say anything my child goes to school here, and I love my gun.

Then they came to my boy’s school.

My apologies to Martin Niemöller but it needed to get said.

Constance Logan

North Bend


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