Anthony P. Joseph, Jr.
No sense repeating what happen recently and what has been hashed and rehashed in the media.
In the small sleepy town of Newton, Connecticut the unthinkable happened, the killing of 20 school children and 6 school personnel, in addition, the craze gunman killed his mother. The shooting was caused, by what news reports have stated as a mentally disturbed individual.
As is expected, cries are for gun control.
But, questions remain. As tragic as the tragedy was, and I could assure you not a dry eye was in the nation that day, the rush is to ban firearms; assault weapons, rifles, handguns, and literally all types of “guns”.
But is the banning of guns really the answer?
Focus should be on the reasons for such a tragedy. If the person was mentally challenged, why wasn’t there better control of the individual? Why aren’t there guards at the schools? You know from time to time unruly parents/guardians enter the school. Sometimes these individuals have to be restraint. What about the students themselves and their sometime “violent” behavior in school, isn’t there a concern about this behavior?
What about the decaying of society in the U.S.? Again, to reiterate the messages about violence everywhere; video games, violence on TV and in the movies, lyrics in some songs, and the list goes on. Why you may even see “violence” at a sporting event.
How do you then meet the challenge of this violence, since violence seems to be all around us; as it has been throughout history?
Maybe you should focus on:
- Bring God back into the classroom
- Bring morality back into American Society
- Make accountable those you have entrusted to make the laws; rather than simply voting for the person because he/she is of the “party”.
Now, big corporations, government, and interest groups want to look good to the American people. They all want gun control.
But the real reason for the Second Amendment is----Do you know the reason?