In the wake of the tragic event that happened in Kansas City just this past week, I want to talk to you about my stance on gun control, gun violence, and how it can be fixed. I am not an expert. I think gun control is something we need to figure out fast before another senseless act of violence unfolds and it becomes another national story that puts two sides at each other’s throats. No one will ever comes to an agreement over guns. People want the right to bear arms and others want stricter laws to keep people from buying and owning guns. I don’t think certain people should own guns. If you’re mentally unstable or if you have a violent criminal record, I don’t think owning a gun should ever be something you should be allowed to partake in. But sadly, those crazy people will find a way to get a gun and use it for what ever deviant purpose they see fit. If Belcher didn’t own a gun, I am sure that he still would have found a way to take the life of him and his girlfriend. Maybe it wouldn’t have been a gun or maybe it would have been. People will always find a way. It seems corny to say it but, ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way’. If Belcher was that far off the deep end, finding a gun or any weapon to appease him would have been his first and only priority.
I firmly believe we need to create stricter laws to stop the gun violence. We need to enforce some rules and make some sort of agreement on gun control. I am not saying toss all the guns and weapons in the garbage but we need to start somewhere to get some sort of system in play that will work. It’s not just violence on the streets and in the homes. Gun violence is everywhere. It’s in the work place and it’s in our schools. We must start fixing the problem now. I don’t have all the answers and I surely don’t think I am going to solve the issues of gun violence over night but if we are going to start somewhere, let’s start in the schools. If we want to keep guns out of the hands of our children and end school violence, I believe it can be fixed without even putting metal detectors in the schools. End school shootings and school violence by ending school. No school, no school shootings.
With the recent events that took place in Newtown, Connecticut, I wrote up a poem. Please read my poem, ‘Twenty Kids’. Click here.
What is your stance on gun control? What would be your solution to all the horrible acts of violence we witness? Can this be fixed? Drop me a comment below. I would love to hear your views on this touchy issue that I feel will never get resolved.