I am saddened and angry with the events over the past short while: the senseless murders of innocent people in both
I bring this up now, because our news cycle moves forward. It is important not to forget these horrible tragedies and to consider if there are ways to prevent future acts of violence.
12 people murdered in a
6 murdered in a Wisconsin Sikh temple.
Lets think of the killers. Both had mental problems, and both had legal access to weapons. How does this happen? Our society has problems.
I will not sit by and listen to the old arguments; Ban all Weapons vs Guns don’t kill people, people do.
This one side vs the other situation will always be here - our real problem is we must discuss the here and now. If these people have mental illness than we need to talk about their access to weapons. Whatever your side of the issue, this conversation must occur.
Don’t you think we should do something about this?
I’m not saying all gun ownership should go away; but we need to augment the process by which people are approved for weapons.
18 more innocent people murdered
Perhaps if we have these conversations, we can avoid some of the tragedies that befall our nation. We can avoid repeating our mistakes, because we are all responsible for finding a solution.
We as a nation need to take the care of our citizens. Think of the "Millionaires Tax" being paid in
I am not excusing in any way the actions of these gunmen; they are repugnant to me. I do not purport that all individuals with mental illness are violent. However; if we look ahead, and make an effort to address mental illness, the few who are violent offenders, may be helped before another nightmare occurs.
In these two situations, these individuals should not have had access to fire arms.
But this is hindsight; and I see it clearly
What can we do?
It maddens me to no end that we cannot discuss this on the air.