After 19 Mass Shootings
Over the past 5 years, there needs to be a honest debate about Gun Laws the United States. Should we as citizens have less guns? more guns? stricter gun laws? etc etc. Maybe it goes deeper than just banning certain types of assault guns! There seems to be a few things in common with all these shooting tragedies:
#2. Mental Health Problems
#4. Gun Free Zones
So we had Individuals with Mental Health Problems, on Antidepressants, with Guns going to Gun Free Zones, to kill unarmed innocent people…….Lets take a look at all four and see what we as a society can change for the Greater Good Of Everyone!
#1. Guns - Guns in the United States will never be taken out of the picture because the Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights.
So do we need more or less Gun Laws to keep our citizens safe? While I do agree with tightening up some of the Gun Laws, that will still do very little to stop someone that wants to commit a homicide. History statistics show no real change between more Gun Laws and any less Gun Crimes. A unarmed citizen in my opinion is nothing more than a VICTIM.
#2 Mental Health - How do we look at people with mental health issues as a society? These people are the forgotten and unwanted. Are they getting the help they need? Due to the high cost of medical care, even our mental health citizens living with family members may not be getting the right care – if any at all.
Mental Health Care in the U.S. will also have to be debated if we are to keep our society and children safer. Will this stop all violence NO, but in my opinion its moving towards the right direction. Think about that the next time you look at someone homeless – living in the shadows.
We seemed to be more fixated on a quick fix (even if its temporary), than the cause and long term solutions to our problems.
Gun Free Zones
#4 Gun Free Zones - In a perfect world where everyone, would read a sign and obey the rules this would work. Now back to reality and keeping yourself and family safe. Not sure about your town, but the bad economy has brought less, not more to my public services including police officers on the street. The Police can not be everywhere all the time, and usually show up to mop up the crime. So why should we have Gun-Free Zones when they end up being “Magnets for Mass Shooters“? Why should my children be sitting ducks with no protection?
You can put your Families Life in your own hands and arm yourself, or in someone else’s dream world filled with mental illness and antidepressants – its your choice.
We will never be able to get rid of all gun tragedies, but there does seem to be steps we can take to slow the pace down. But before that can take
place we need a honest national debate. What do you think would be the solution to america’s mass gun violence? These shootings have been happening about one a month, so it will repeat itself.
WILL AMERICA BE READY FOR THE NEXT TRAGEDY?
* We can not continue to put more and more people on the street, with mental health problems, and pretend medication will solve everything! http://healthland.time.com/2012/12/20/americas-failing-mental-health-system-families-struggle-to-find-quality-care/
I will put my Families Life in my own hands – the odds are sooooo much better in my favor! The Rich & Famous have body guards with guns, the rest of us will have to defend ourselves……
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