Hi everyone. I hope all is well for you. I really didn’t want to write about this subject but it’s been happening too often. It happened in Orlando, Las Vegas and now Texas (it’s happened more than once in Texas)! There’s been countless other mass shootings in the U.S. How many more mass shootings are there going to be in this country?? I hate to even think about that number. I’m tired of hearing Donald Trump say the same shit over and over again…it was ‘an act of evil’ blah blah blah! He and others say the mass shooting in Texas was a result of a mental health problem not a guns situation. I’m also tired of hearing people say they are praying for these poor, innocent victims and their families. I admit I’ve also said this myself. The prayers are great but these shootings are still happening! I understand we have the right to bear arms because of our second amendment. Some Americans are taking that second amendment right to another level. We need to do more to protect our citizens. Why don’t many in political office do anything about this violence? Because money talks and most in office turn around and look the other way. It would help if there were stricter laws in place. I don’t know that much about guns. I wanted one for protection in the past but I don’t anymore. What if my son got a hold of it?
I live in a state that has the most lax gun laws. USA Today says applications for a handgun license went from $140 to $40 on Sept. 1. Handgun license applicants can take the classes online instead of in a classroom. The legislature passed the campus carry law in 2015. It allows licensed students to carry a concealed weapon on a college campus. A federal background check is supposed to be done but…there’s obviously loop holes to purchase or get a gun somehow. All of these statements just sound like excuses to justify these mass shootings. There’s not enough action taken to stop more of these future mass shootings from happening. America also needs to help those with mental illness more. All of the shooters were obviously not well if they were able to do this to innocent people. And what? What now? There’s so many questions to ask but not enough action taken to protect the masses. Thank Goodness for the first responders who take care of us but…where do we go from here?
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