I struggle to believe that the world has come down to choosing weapons over children’s/people’s lives and well-being…but it seems more and more to be the case.
I have been very vocal about my opinions on it on social media; as well as my political stances on other nonsense that seems to be going on in my country absolutely every, single day.
I feel compelled to spread REASON, amongst SO many that seem to not have any.
Do you get as tired of the way the world is as I do; and if not, why?
It seems everyone says speak your voice. But when you do, people act as if you are being too dramatic or fanaticle.
How is that MY issue that you don’t want to see reality?
It’s my issue because kids are DYING. I have kids in school. How is modifying gun laws and gun practices even a choice for gun owners??
Has the world gone mad, and am I in a dream?
Adults acting as if their rights are more important than the children we are all supposed to be raising properly.
If I can be ok with not being able to even own a weapon because I have documented mental issues; and by society’s standards I’m a “risk” because of it…….. If I can’t even own a gun to “protect” myself when I’m not a threat to anyone; then why aren’t YOU ok with not being able to get every, single version of gun that you want; if it would potentially save lives as well? Why do you get to put your needs over the kids getting shot by other kids in their own classrooms?
I don’t care if you want an automatic weapon or the right to buy it, or not.
Your rights are not more important than a childs. My child’s. I learned that the hard way; a different way; but that is STILL the truth of the matter.
*Your rights don’t matter compared to a child’s life, their safety, or rights.*
It’s time to listen to our children more, and engage with them…..put down our phones and realize our kids are raising themselves emotionally….and that’s not right. They NEED love. They NEED safety. They NEED direction and positive reinforcement. They need their parents and adults that CARE. They need a safer world to live in and schools to go to that provide needed safety.
And I’ll keep saying that, and speaking out about that fact.
Just like it’s not important that I get to own one, because I’m bi-polar, you as a gun owner, can get real and sacrifice as well.
It’s just not THAT important. NOT in a world like today.
Do you want to keep your children safe or potentially bury them do to a kid getting a weapon they shouldn’t have, and coming in to your kids school, and shooting it up?
THINK about it. These are KIDS with war weapons, the weapon of choice in mass school shootings.
One of the things we have to do is get gun owners to realize that NO ONE is saying that you CAN’T own a gun.
But you don’t need to own an assault weapon of any kind, unless you can prove you have a NEED for it; and pass any kind of vetting there is to get one…..which should be tons of red tape, and hard to get anyways.
At one point does reason enter in to this gun situation?
Fyi. I’d love to go to a gun range and shoot an automatic weapon. That would be fun.
But I have no issue NOT doing it, because I know that at the end of the day…that doesn’t mean anything to be able to have the right to do that VS. someone’s life…. Because I’m bi-polar.
I won’t feel bad or offended for wanting my kids to have a chance at the future!!
Gun people, get a fucking handgun and a rifle and be a sane person. Can YOU pass a psychological exam? Why do you need an automatic weapon? Who is coming to get you, that you feel you need an automatic weapon to defend yourself; when I don’t need anything but my voice and reason?
My rights aren’t important, because I’m bipolar? Its not important, because it’s not YOUR KID that is the victim?
Stop bitching about how many guns you can get. No one cares; I know I don’t.
Kids are DYING.
I don’t want it to happen again, OR lose another child for YOUR GUNS.
Guns are part of the problem; as well as the attitudes of a lot of you that carry them.
***Stricter penalties for anyone owning illegal/undocumented weapons, and being caught with them***
Gun show rules changed. No immediate sales of guns to anyone not already having had a proper psych evaluation and documentation of it, added on to background check.
I don’t care.
Gifting registry started and documented/ran the same way. (Make it work)
Legal documentation for EVERY gun owned by American citizens everywhere. NOW. We need to get an accurate record of that. Also the reason for having high-powered weapons, if you have them.
Every, single purchase and sale of a gun documented, with extensive background check and waiting period. NOW. Longer waiting periods.
All new sales of automatic weapons and magazines holding too many bullets, made illegal to common public…NOW.
***Age to buy gun raised.***
Any new special permits granted for owning an automatic weapon; only granted with extensive regulations, background checks and permissions…also reason for owning. This includes people that already have them, as previously stated.
You should have to be psychologically evaluated too.
If my rights are infringed upon, and my kids lives not important… Then it should also be a hassel for you…FULLY.
For me, the list goes on and on for what you should do.
It shouldn’t be easy for people to get war guns. Especially when they are children with problems; getting and using these guns… on other children.
Throwing more guns at the situation and arming teachers doesn’t do anything but create more potential for school violence and moral issues for some teachers; they will have to choose between teaching and their beliefs.
Teachers shouldn’t have to carry weapons to protect their children. We shouldn’t be expecting them to either.
THAT’S NOT TEACHING.
I’ve been beside myself about this particular issue, because I have two school-aged children; and I also know the pain of losing a child tragically.
That is not a pain you want to carry.
Instead of throwing more guns at the situation; why don’t we invest in the future of our children and change the gun laws to make them SANE; and hire a mental health team for every school, so maybe on certain days the students sit in a class with trained mental health professionals; vent out frustrations; and learn how to cope with life in a world like today. How would that be a bad thing? Clearly you could help students and children in general, also get the ones that aren’t doing so good, a safe place to be able to talk about it, AND A VALID attempt at the help they NEED.
Prevention. Mental health awareness. Investing in the things that MATTER; instead of money, right to bear arms, and making excuses for the reasons you feel it’s more important to own warguns, instead of protecting the children of this nation from themselves.
I feel the real people that we should be protecting them from… Is a government and society that doesn’t care what happens to them, or what they feel. People that just want their guns.
This is a new level of dysfunction, that we as society promote daily.
I can’t live with that fact anymore; or the fact that my children’s school could be next.
You will not see me quiet down about it; until people start to get some moral fiber again…and our kids don’t have to fend for themselves when adults should be doing it for them instead.
I’m glad to know there are REAL talks going on about this finally. And that there are brilliant minds that will change the future of our world, for and with positivity and diligence.
Because it’s going to happen…and IS happening.
BE THE CHANGE THE WORLD NEEDS.
Even if it’s just one person at a time; together, we can make a better future for our children possible… AND safer…and stop the cycle of dysfunction for many, from even occurring.
Those children can’t get their lives back. And it could have been prevented. All of the shootings could have been.
J.Rounds ©2018 ~Peaces of ME