The tragic school shooting in Florida that left 17 adults and children dead is a somber reminder that guns kill Americans.
Well, that is what the anti-gun lobby would like you to believe.
While groups like the NRA and Gun Owners of America push for less restrictions to owning firearms and ammunition, gun control activists want to ban guns all together, and are quick to blame Republicans for all mass shootings that occur.
The apparent common denominator in all the school or mass shootings that have occurred in the past several decades, has been mental health.
Regardless of age, mental instability has been linked to just about every single school shooting ranging back to Columbine.
While all aspects of these shootings must be examined, extensive background checks that include a mental health component could be the way to go here.
Heck, even President Trump says he is “supportive” of more extensive background checks.
Also, raising the age of gun ownership could be an option. After all, individuals must be 21-years-old to buy and drink alcohol, so why not raise the age to buy a firearm to the drinking age?
One thing is for sure, parents who do not lock up their weapons should be held responsible if their underage kids decides to go on a shooting spree with their weapons.
Everyone wants something done about gun violence. There is no question of that. But how do we go about it without taking away the fundamental American right to bear arms?
So, what do you think? What should state and federal legislators focus on in the aftermath of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shooting?
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