Is the issue about gun control or something deeper?

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Biden’s plea to the American political system is that we can no longer stand by and allow these mass shootings to threaten the lives of innocent people. My question is why are the American voters quiet on this issue leaving the decision in the hands of lawmakers who will not budge on the issue of stronger gun laws? Why is this country giving young people the right to bear arms? Why isn’t the entire human population in an uproar and force the political system to act on behalf of the people who they elected to serve? 

I began this post by asking a question: are these mass shootings about stronger gun laws or deeper social issues that no one wants to address? Granted that we do not live in a perfect society, however, ignoring social issues that influence these mass shootings is not going to make them go away. There are too many excuses given for the individuals who commit these crimes, they claim mental illness, abusive homes, bad parenting, and bullying. What about the rascal factors that fester in the minds of evil people who prey on marginalized groups who they deem to be a lost cause to society? 

It is not enough to take to social media and post prayers and voice outrage. We have become accustomed to living in a world where the taking of a human life is commonplace. It is not enough for the politicians to flap their lips and walk the floor of congress with meaningless chatter trying to convince the American people the answer is not in stronger gun laws. During his speech President Biden drew reference to the fact that we are the only Country where these mass shootings continue to happen. 

I fear that we are living in a country where ” for the people by the people” no longer holds true. It is the people who are bending government to their will because politicians are greedy for power, position, and money that they sell their meaningless souls to the highest bidders. We live in a country where we say, ” land of the free and home of the brave ” from where I stand there are groups missing from the “WE” in this equation. 

Our political leaders are mothers, fathers, grandparents, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, somebody’s nephew, cousin, and niece. In other words, they have family just like the average American, yet their hearts are like stone. This country is running red with the blood of the innocent and defenseless. It is shameful. 

In the words of Reverend AL Sharpton 

” No peace No justice “

Thank you for stooping by Dragthepen

6 thoughts on “Is the issue about gun control or something deeper?

  1. I believe it’s a little of bit of both. This makes me so sad. I don’t understand why law makers don’t do more than what they are doing. But I heard someone say that when it hit’s home for a lawmaker then they will do something.

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  2. A feeling of disenfranchisement and easy access to weapons is the problem. More guns is not the solution. This shooter had no priors on mental health or any record. The only way to find him in advance would have been for the teenage girl he sent the notice of intent to, to have called the police. If you see something, say something. If you hear something, say something. There is no justification for anyone in civilian life, let alone an 18 year old to buy and possess semi automatic or automatic weapons. There sole intent is to inflict mass casualties as quickly as possible. In my mind, the right to bear arms should be changed to the right to bare arms. Don’t buy a gun, wear a short sleeved shirt. Stay well. Allan

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