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Control the Guns and Educate the People
Guns, the tools of war and death. In the 21st century they still have a place in our great nation. They are still terrorizing people and they are still the method of suicide that people result to the most. In the last year, there have been more mass shootings than there has been weeks in a year. Some people think guns are not responsible for the destruction, and that people who use them are. So why give these people the tools needed to wreak havoc. If we cannot all agree on some form of reform, what exactly are we doing the fix this major problem?
People have so much angst about the idea of guns being harder to obtain. It seems ludicrous that it can leave room for so much controversy when the issue seems very black and white. Everyone wants peace of mind and security, but it seems that some people feel more safe with guns and others think they represent danger and death. Does this represent the divide between the older generation and millennials? Is it a Democratic versus Republican issue? It is really difficult to pinpoint why there is such a combative separation in idea in progressive thinking. Slight changes in how we deal with the distribution of guns may or may not fix the issue, but doing nothing with result in the resolution of nothing. It is better to try to fix the matter at hand, instead of leaving it to sort itself out.
Education and Preemptive Actions
The nation needs to do more than just limit the amount of guns in circulation or make them harder to obtain. There has to be development in education of mass shootings and evaluation of how they happen. Taking mental health issues seriously and heeding the warnings and red flags. Guidance counselors, teachers, therapists and other professionals should be trained in spotting the signs and having a detailed action plan to move forward. Mass shootings should definitely not become considered a way of life and it is our duty as citizens to fight for change and move towards a future where we are not waiting for the other shoe to drop and the media to cover another senseless act of violence.