This morning, at the same time students all over our community were demonstrating symbolic collective common sense by walking out of school for 17 minutes, I happened to walk into my south Eugene neighborhood sporting goods store. I was startled to see a long row of rifles openly displayed for sale right inside the door.

Naively, I had no idea these were brazenly sold blocks from where I live. I turned around and walked out. We
cannot wait for the government to come to this good judgment our youth embodied today. We can take action in our daily deeds and choices.

We can gather as a local community and ask our retailers to come to common sense and collective conscience.

Christopher Guilfoil