Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Great Gun Debate.

       
Someone has a closet gun fetish.
  Public shootings continue to be a huge topic on the news. There is debate over the topic. Gun supporters say it's the person. The anti-gun side believes most weapons need to be outlawed. This is a constant battle that seems to get hotter and hotter as more people continue these public shootings. Especially in schools. Let's get some quotes.
          According to an article released by CNN Obama is quoted in responding to the Oregon shooting. He said, "The country has to do some soul searching about this. This is becoming the norm, and we take it for granted, in ways that as a parent are terrifying me." This is definitely true. So what is his solution? Most of us know, but we will touch base on it for those who don't know.
         The article says that Obama is "ashamed" of our inability to get tougher gun restrictions from our government. I agree, to a point. Tougher gun restrictions won't help our current situation. It will help other situations in the future as America continues to grow and crime with it. The solution to our current problem would be a serious juggernaut-style anti-violence campaign aimed at youth and young adults. One that is implemented in our education system. One that helps parents make the right choices for their children.
         Guns are dangerous there is no denying that. The problem with gun restrictions is that even making things completely illegal never stops the population from committing to it. Examples are the prohibition, the war on drugs, and any other anti-crime campaigns we have put out. What does work are government programs that teach fear of punishment, and instill good moral fiber in our youth and young adults. Let's vote in people that promise to do these things. Although, a politicians promise is worth less than a ball of bum's belly button lint, they do fulfill a lot of their promises. This is just one man's opinion.

The CNN article that I quoted from is at the link below.
http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/11/justice/oregon-high-school-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Violence is an increasing problem in our country. If you or someone you know is known for being violent, or indulges in a lot of violent conversation, please check out this link below. If you are scared to refer them to the link get someone bigger and stronger to do it.
http://www.apa.org/topics/violence/