|No child should ever go through this.|
We keep discussing Afghanistan and spending money over there despite the fact that we have terrorists here in the states. Terrorists who walk around daily and who look exactly like us. The latter is the scariest part of it all.
What can we do to prevent things like this? Well, it won't prevent it, but maybe it would help to have more troops here in the U.S. than overseas in some other country's business. It would help if people actually tried to raise their kids properly and provide them with professional help instead of sedatives. It would help if gun possession was taken more seriously.
We keep hearing about "gun control," but what exactly are you controlling? Do you think making it harder for the average citizen to get a gun is going to protect from random shootings? No! Why? How many dope dealers do you know that buys their guns from Walmart? When is the last time that you saw someone fresh out of a psych ward in Academy Sports getting an AK-47?
Don't get me wrong. Gun control would prevent some bad guys from getting guns, but I'd doubt that it would be very many. Gun control would prevent someone like me from buying a gun for my home for protection. Well, maybe not prevent, but make it difficult.
Look, I'm not a gun advocate. I despise guns. I'd much rather punch an assailant in the face than shoot him. But, let's be real: assault and high-powered weapons will always be accessible by nuts and cowards. Always. Because there is always someone willing to sell to Satan himself just to make a dollar.
So, why should the cowards be armed and the people who want to protect their families have to go through legal red tape? I really feel badly for the deceased victims' families in this shooting. Every holiday season, they'll have to think about how someone took their loved one's life.
Something needs to be done, but it needs to be creative. Stop punishing those without criminal records and limit gun control to those with criminal records. Have real laws for illegal gun possession instead of these slaps on the wrists. Actually put people in jail for a significant length of time for severe domestic violence convictions and provide counseling. Let some of our military people provide security at home instead of in some other country.
We're just one or two more incidents away from all public places being locked down like prisons on a regular basis. We need to do something before we reach the day that we get frisked and scanned going into a McDonald's.
What do you think that the stop the violence solution should be?