For the past couple of days, almost every other news article has been about gun control. Majority wrote in favor of guns, saying bizzare stuff like if the teachers had a gun, they could have stopped this.
How? By killing the attacker. Who, well, was eventually going to kill himself anyway. And what sort of example would this set for the 6yr olds in the classroom? Did pro-gun activists think of that? So whatever teacher would have shot down a disturbed kid would be proclaimed a hero, promoting yet again, murder shall save the day.
Yet still, many killers arrested are only given at most, a life sentence in prison. Why is that?
Guns are probably the easiest thing to get a hold of nowadays. I remember going with my friends to buy bullets for well, playing in a backyard shooting range. I remember seeing guns at several homes, mostly for hunting purposes. And I witnessed little children being taught by their parents how to kill an animal.
What is it that they say about serial killers? It all starts with killing animals, eh? Yeah well, expect a lot and lot more of shootings in the coming years. It is pretty much inevitable.
Whereas on one hand I did enjoy shooting a gun because of the adrenaline rush and knowing I am not aiming at any one, I still am not pro-gun. I do not believe any one other than law enforcement should own guns. The right safety measures, you wonder?
- High-profile people? Hire armed security guards.
- Feel a real sense of danger? Request cop car outside your home.
- Public places? Security guards. For crying out loud, even Walgreens has armed security.
- Hunting season? Ban it, already!! It is deer’s natural habitat. Let them over-populate if they want to. Who are we to decide who lives and who doesn’t? If people crave deer for dinner, let’s have them purchase it from stores.
I like how father-son bonding time in America is vastly hunting. Whatever happened to “let’s discuss world events and sports and business”?
My friend in Germany compared gun usage in United States to that in Europe. She wanted to call quits on the belief that Americans are more prone to violence than Europeans are. She talked about gun control becoming a federal matter. And, I absolutely agree with her.
Except for her refusing to believe who is more violent. What do I hear about on the daily in America? Gangbangers. What do I see on headlines? Shootings and people dropping dead. What do people watch on TV? Sex and violence. You see several teenage mothers, and you see several teenage gangbanging fathers. You see them accepting a lifestyle in which they would raise their children to learn from them to be the same. A vicious cycle you have to stay out from the beginning.
It’s disturbing. If this is what culture is, it is not a healthy culture. It lacks respect, it lacks decency, it lacks civilization. It is a culture of barbarians with access to advanced technology.
America, as it is known, was born on the mass murders of Natives, and it prevails on the same foundation - kill, kill, and kill. They will never eliminate murder, they will never achieve wisdom. This country will continue to move forward in ignorance. Till they eventually end up killing each other - which they already are - completely.
— Oscar Wilde.