I’m sure you’re all aware of what happened over the weekend in America, so I’m not going to go into detail. What happened to those people was unacceptable, and it’s shocking that America still hasn’t done a thing about it. Although I appreciate that people in power are thinking about those who were lost, and their thoughts are with the friends and families of the victims, what are those thoughts and prayers going to do? Having moments of silence is a sign of respect but that’s not going to change anything.
How many more schools, places of worship, clubs, public places are going to be attacked before America decides that guns are weapons? Guns kill people. Yet they’re still legal and anyone can get their hands on them. Anyone. Sure, guns can be used to defend yourself, but why should you need to own a gun? My family, and every family in the UK do not own a gun, and I have never needed one. I have never wanted one, and I will never want one.
In America, anyone can get their hands on a gun. They don’t have to have checks to see that they’re mentally sane, they aren’t asked what the use of the gun is for, and it seems that the government don’t want to do much to change that. I am starting to look at the “greatest country in the world” as more of a “greatest threat”. Why is it still okay for people to kill each other? Why? Why is it that people said “never again”, but gun violence still exists? Why is it still a problem? Why haven’t you done anything about it?
You may be asking why I’m complaining about it when it doesn’t affect me, but the truth is that it does affect me. It affects everyone around the world, but more importantly it shows that America’s gun problem is something the world seems to be able to see, but the American government can’t. Why is it that people all over the world are shouting at America to change their laws, but the American government are not?
It shouldn’t be that difficult. I know that Americans have the right to bare arms, but in this day and age, is it really necessary?