The recent shooting in the Allen, Texas mall is a tragedy and it’s heartbreaking to think that something like this could happen in a place that should be filled with joy. We need to have a serious conversation about gun control and how we can better protect our citizens. It’s too easy for people to get access to guns and this is creating a cycle of violence that we have to break. We need to put in place policies that ensure that only those who are responsible and have the proper training can obtain firearms. It’s time for us to take action and make sure that our communities are safe.