Last night, we spent an hour with our children, ages 11 and 14, listening to their stories of hard lockdown drills, what they would do if there was a shooter and how they feel. Let me tell you they are scared. They are anxious. They are worried. They know they could die just by sitting in their classroom at school. And they are asking why no one is protecting them.

I am begging Senator David Perdue and Senator Johnny Isakson to enact common sense gun control laws and to stop taking away funding for mental health. Fund the research that is needed to help stop this violent epidemic and the research that is needed to help all the children and families who have witnessed this violence and have gone through it.

My votes will be based on my elected officials’ ability to act to end this senseless violence. I will not be silent and I will continue to speak out.

– Kori Baker, Alpharetta

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