“All night, I could just hear the sirens.”

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Last night was the – last night was the active shooter at MSU campus. I remember last night getting the alert on my phone at 8:30. My boyfriend turned on the police scanner, and we were listening to that until past midnight, so for close to four hours. Three dead, five critically injured. I haven’t even, like, processed it, really. I live just down the road from MSU. All night, I could just hear the sirens, and I could hear the helicopters flying overhead. The shooter – I went to work today and the road that I take to work brought me down exactly the road that the shooter took to get away from MSU. I saw where he walked. I can’t even imagine what those students are going through. I was so scared that the shooter would come to my apartment. I can’t imagine what the students are going through. And obviously every school shooting is bad, but I’ve never been this close to one. You know, if I probably had my windows open last night, I probably would’ve been able to hear the shots and some screaming. I was literally on MSU campus like three hours before this happened. When my boyfriend got home from work, he wanted to take a walk, what if we had walked onto MSU campus? My boss’s daughter was waiting at the bus station when it all happened. She’s okay, but s***’s f***ing scary. And, you know, nothing’s gonna happen of this. It’s just gonna be another shooting in the books. “Thoughts and prayers, thoughts and prayers. Everybody needs thoughts and prayers.” Well f*** that. We need f***ing change. We need to protect people. I – my family – I have always grown up around guns. You know, whether it was pellet guns or hunting rifles. My dad really likes to shoot skeet, so we shoot skeet every Easter. We go out in the field across from our house that we own and we just shoot skeet for the whole Easter celebration. So I’m not a stranger to guns. I have my CPL. But nobody in this country or any country should be able to buy an assault rifle, AK-47, whatever, nothing that could cause mass death. It should not be allowed to be for sale. They shouldn’t be even be making them anymore, unless it’s for the f***ing Army, but I don’t even care about the Army. People should not be able to get their hands on these kinds of weapons.

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