I was sitting on the Internet yesterday discussing what we could do to fix this mess with a friend. She is a teacher and described herself as very liberal. that’s okay, let’s discuss this and try to use just the facts. We went through a lot of stuff that she would like to see laws that pretty much everybody does already. Stuff like a title for each gun, gun training, practical test, health requirements, liability insurance, and renewals inspections. Well, I thought, most responsible gun owners already do this. A responsible normal first-time gun owner will typically get training on that gun simply because he does not know how to use it and the store that is selling it will offer and insist on it. All gun sales are already registered, in most states you have laws that say you cannot get a gun with a mental health problem. Okay that takes care of her list.
I said okay let’s try and solve this, what has changed in the last 60 years that we have come to so many mass shootings. I mean the guns are pretty much the same, the bullets are the same. So what do we have left? The human factor. What has changed with the human factor in this period of time. Let’s look at some of the changes –
Stuff like we have the breakdown of the nuclear family.
we have 2 parents working and not home for the kids
we have more fatherless homes (over 90% of mass shooters)
we have the internet
we have more kids on psychotropic drugs (again over 90% of the shooters)
we have more kids on addhd meds (that may not need it)
we had or have a system that rewards kids for just being there
we now have cyber bullying.
we have kids that (out of our love for them) are sheltered from everything in the world.
we have kids that don’t go out and play as much
we have kids playing war games on the internet
religion has been taken out of our everyday life
we have a breakdown of our moral code
so what can we do to fix what is happening? What is the magic bullet? More regulations on guns? Doubtful that will help at all, as according to statistics 95% of the shooters have larger weapons unlawfully. All a new law would do, would be to hurt the legal gun owners. The red flag laws are so badly written that they are dangerous. They trample on our constitutional rights. And can be abused way to easily.
My solution, being an observer as I have no children and can only watch and help other parents, is to start young and teach your children responsibility, morals, try to keep your kids about drugs (especially the legal ones that are prescribed (over 90% were on or recently on drugs such as Zoloft)), watch what you get is on the Internet, take your kids to church. Support your kid, when they say they are having trouble at school, talk to them and help them through it. Teach them that the world is a hard place, but they can make it through. Teach them a simple lesson, that no problem is so tough that you cannot let it go. And yes, when you’re young kids do wrong, give them a spanking. I realize at this time in our history, we are unable to solve at least part of this equation, in that of having two parents in the house or even one parent at home for the kids(over 90% have no father in the house).
I ask you, what else have you seen that may be a cause, and what would be the solution. Obviously a new law will not help. As there are so many laws on the book right now it is not funny.there are so many laws on the book right now that police do not even know them,lawyers do not even know them.
So help me out and maybe we can find THE solution that would actually help. We do not need yet another Band-Aid law that will tear down our rights as citizens.
another on mass shootings – http://www.ourmusic1.com/wp/?p=384
some thoughts on the red flag law – http://www.ourmusic1.com/wp/?p=347
A thought after NZ on Gun Control –http://www.ourmusic1.com/wp/?p=333
a “radical law”? – http://www.ourmusic1.com/wp/?p=280
Unconstitutional taking . New mag ban – http://www.ourmusic1.com/wp/?p=248
New Jersey and gun rights – http://www.ourmusic1.com/wp/?p=230
Murphy and guns? – http://www.ourmusic1.com/wp/?p=160
The 2nd Amendment – http://www.ourmusic1.com/wp/?p=142
on what to do to stop the next mass shooting – http://www.ourmusic1.com/wp/?p=140