My Thoughts on Gun Control in the Wake of Tragedy:
As usual, social media has been a hot bed of hate and vitriol following the most recent tragedy in Florida.
Many have jumped to the "BAN ALL GUNS" mantra, which, to the uninformed, obviously appears to be the easiest solution. However, I believe that there are other factors to consider:
First, we are a very large country, both in population and geographic surface area. We are one of the most heavily populated, geographically diverse first world countries on Earth.
Second, whether we like it or not, we have several different castes of society within our spectrum as well. All of those people have vastly different points of view, based on where they grew up, their family structure, income, the opportunities afforded to them (or never given), etc.
Third, I think it's great to take inspiration from other countries when it comes to policy change. However, I believe that we need to think VERY carefully as to how that policy change would work on a much, much, much, MUCH larger scale. We have one of the most diverse countries on the planet, and we were founded on the principle of having as much freedom as possible. That is, after all, why we live here.
For example: people frequently point to Australia as not having had any gun violence since they banned guns. BUT, they have still had mass murders: by bombing, arson, knife, and vehicle attacks. The same goes for the UK and other European countries whom have enacted more stringent gun laws.
When it comes to these tragedies, I think it's very naïve to boil it down to one simple cause and effect. We ALL know that it is not that simple. For example, there were many red flags in the case of many of our mass shooters, and all of them were ignored.
We need to start first by addressing why we don't take care of each other, why we don't look out for one another (after all, even animals work together for the benefit of the herd) and why we encourage a culture that thrives on hate and elitism.
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