My grandfather and I only had one real conversation before he passed away. I was 10 years old when he told me that there is so much wasted energy in this world on hate and it is exponentially easier to just love one another. Last year, I got this sentiment tattooed on my wrist to both commemorate him and as a reminder that all we really need in this world is love. A mass shooting is defined as the death or injury of 4+ people in a shooting excluding the perpetrator. There have been 29 classified mass shootings in the last 30 days. That is a manifestation of far too much hate. Gun control is a necessity. Gun control does not mean gun confiscation. It does not mean the government will come knocking at your door to take away your hunting rifle. It means that there is no reason an average American should have the right to purchase and own 10 automatic weapons. Absolutely nothing good could possibly come from that much weaponry therefore it needs to be under CONTROL. The argument always is "I need a gun to protect myself from other people with guns." Not a person at that concert had 10 automatic weapons on them threatening the life of Stephen Paddock so what exactly was he protecting himself from? 60 human lives are lost because people are more interested in protecting their Second Amendment right unconditionally than protecting each other. How many times does hate have to win before we stop asking "Why has this happened?" and start asking "What can we do to prevent this from happening again?"