Listener voices drive On Point. We get many voicemails, emails and social media messages with your thoughts, concerns and questions. Today, as a web exclusive we share some of your voicemails about the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, gun control and American politics.
Here's a few of your thoughts:
Bruce from Fryeburg, Maine
We're not making progress. We're going backwards. The country is very insecure. People are ugly to each other. And, you know, people like me, we think about leaving this country. I hear it all the time. It's a shame. It's pathetic. I have children here. But it's not a democracy. We have lost the democracy.
Craig from Malden, Massachusetts
No other country or civilization in history has allowed the free availability of deadly weapons among its populace the way we have chosen to do so. And until we realize that this is a false religion and the gun is a false God, we are going to continue to follow this down the hell hole that is mass shootings in America.
Catherine from Winston-Salem, North Carolina
I wonder what the gun lobbies, particularly NRA, would like to do to prove to us that they should be able to keep these violent guns. I feel like the onus needs to be on them, and not on the victims, to prove that it's been too much.