I normally don’t address these types of things.
I honestly don’t really recognize social media as a great power. I know that nobody reads this, so maybe that’s why I think it’s okay.
This debate. This constantly occurring debate that has been recently brought to light by a big thing.This people vs guns debate. It’s a question asked where people have to make a choice. But why don’t we recognize that both answers are correct.
People are shooting the guns. They have greater killing power with guns, yes.
In nations where they have strict gun laws, less people die from mass shootings.
That’s a fact.
Why is America so different?
Why can’t we figure out that there are inherent issues in American citizens that push them to fight for guns. Killing devices in our schools. In the hands of people who are teaching our kids. Teach our teachers to shoot guns? Is that the best solution?
That’s teaching our kids that the only way to fight violence is with violence. Fire with fire. Guns with guns.
More guns isn’t going to help our kids learn that killing is wrong. More guns isn’t going to help our kids and parents feel safe in school. More guns isn’t going to kill less people.
Also, people are struggling to grasp the fact that mentally unstable white men are shooting up schools. It also can’t be the FBI seeing all these signs. It needs to be people in the community. The schools. Recognition of the fact that people are struggling needs to be an inherent skill that students are taught, even if they can’t always do something to stop it. We need to at least try
I saw a tweet the other day that read something like “People drink alcohol even though it’s illegal. People do drugs even though they are illegal. How is making guns illegal gonna keep people from using them?” and I was like yes. But drugs and alcohol are addictive substances. Guns aren’t. Guns are tools.
Making it harder for people to get guns has to help.
We have to hope it does.
Doing nothing sure isn’t helping.
Also, in terms of the debate around arming teachers, I would like to chime in. Arming teachers? Having MORE guns in schools?! Is that what we need. What if a student gets ahold of a teachers gun? And the same things happen.
Pay the teachers more to get training and have better ability to deal with students who are troubled. Help students know how to recognize signs of instability. Social workers and counselors- that can know and help every single student who might need it.
We have to at least try.
We- American citizens. We- American government.
Don’t let this be a moment that we talk about on social media and nothing happened.
This is somewhat incomplete. But what more do you expect.