The past month, there has been a growing unrest of needless deaths across the states. It seems like once or twice a year, there's a gun crisis, and another year goes by where nothing is done to prevent it from happening again. This leads me to question, how valuable are our lives in the eyes of our government?
These are a few of the deadliest shootings in US history. Since I was in junior high, the talking heads of government have debated, yelled, and blamed each other in a long and exhausted argument about gun reform.
Columbine shooting was my first introduction about the war on guns. I remember the day feeling weird. My teachers were more matter-of-fact than usual and it felt like they were showing face. It wasn't until I got home that I realized 12 people died. Not just people. Kids. At a school.
When a person walks out their door to go to work, school or run an errand, the majority of one's thought process en route to said destination are:
The issues of guns does not only apply to mass shootings (though it does spark a lot of debate), but shootings in general. There isn't a day where you can not turn on the tv and hear about another senseless death due to guns in New York.
Does it suck to have to hear it on the news every night?
Is it upsetting?
- Of course, but it leaves me, and I think many others just accepting that this another obstacle in our daily lives.
And that's the fucked up part!
Shootings in your neighborhood. In your own backyard should not be the norm. We've become so desensitized by this act of violence that we have nothing positive to provide. Any solution to do better is a violation of human rights.
I don't care how much of a hardcore, gun toting person you are. Knowing that anywhere between 12 - 60 people of different ages were nonsensically killed, will piss anyone off. That's a point everyone can agree on, but how to fix it... shiiiiiiit.
" Oh, well the guns aren't the issue. It's the individual."
"They had a history of mental illness".
"Placing more restrictions aren't going to deter people from buying guns."
Then, what the fuck?
The powers that be feel:
These are not viable reasons for why there shouldn't be stricter gun laws. Yes, there is work to be done, and it's not an easy fix, but look at all the tiers your stating is a problem and work on each issue. The back and forth, is just showing Americans how little the government cares about our lives and showing people outside the U.S. how dumb and careless we are about gun safety. Sadly, I feel like unless it hits their own backyard, the deal of gun laws will just be wishful thinking.
On June 5th, the state of New York passed a bill that:
So, I guess that's a good thing, but across the board, change needs to happen. Apparently the change the Supreme Court thought was necessary, was to allow New York to become an open carry state. 'Cause you know that's smart, to allow a state that breeds hot heads and is already having enough trouble removing illegal guns, you're now adding more guns to the field.
We are so screwed.
Just an introvert sharing her thoughts and interest with the world