A heartwarming tale of a child pursuing her dreams in the face of adversity

From the story “I’m a 13-year-old girl, and I want to shoot handguns in Iowa” in the Des Moines Register:

“I’m fighting because it’s my parents’ right to decide when I am ready to shoot, not the government’s. My parents are raising me, they know me better and what’s right for me. My parents stand by my side and fight with me. My only question is, who will stand and fight with us?”

That’s one awesome kid. As my friend Damian put it:

This girl is awesome. (I) wish gun laws in the UK weren’t so draconian. We could do with her spirit here.

Indeed. The UK most certainly could.