Gun Control Debate – In The Wake Of So Many Tragedies!

Gun Control Debate – In The Wake Of So Many Tragedies!

After 19 Mass Shootings the past 5 years, there needs to be a honest debate about guns in the United States. Should we as citizens have less guns? More guns? Stricter gun 38 super ammo for sale  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:

#1. Guns
#2. Mental Health Problems
#3. Antidepressants
#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.

#3 Antidepressants – Antidepressants are they working? Are we over medicating our Society? That might be best left for another story – but I think we are at the expense of our children.

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