I Feel Sad
When I was a child I learned to shoot as soon as I could stand up and hold a gun. I was taught that I would point that gun at no one and if I forgot I was told sternly that I made a mistake. My family were all hunters, including my mother.
That was 60+ years ago and I never heard of mass shootings like we are hearing about now. I thought that when the mass shooting happened at Sandy Hook something would be done about gun control and mental illness. A mass shooting in Las Vegas and now the one at the school in Florida and all the government can do is say, "We will keep the victims and their families in our thoughts and prayers."
It is now time that the government does something. I would never suggest taking everyone's gun away. I support hunters, people shooting target practice, people shooting in competition, and people having a gun for protection, gun collectors. When the Constitution was written people carried muskets, now firearms shoot many rounds per minute. I do think it is time to make an amendment to the Constitution.
Our politicians in Congress fail to do anything because they receive millions of dollars from the NRA. It is sad to me that the money they receive are more important than peoples lives. There are a lot of people in this country that are mentally ill. Why are they allowed to purchase a gun? It seems that our politicians have no conscience. How can they after all these mass shooting continue to do nothing?
I love my country, I will always love my country, but I am so ashamed of our government on the local, state, and federal levels. No ordinary citizen needs a military style rifle and in my opinion they should be banned. I know that will upset many people, but it is my opinion. I am sad that I keep hearing about mass shooting after mass shooting. Our children no longer feel safe in school, something that was never thought of when I was a child.