I think that people should be able to keep their guns.
Should there be stronger regulation?
You know this, I know this. Everyone knows this.
At the same time,
much like stop signs, no matter how much you do to make them more functional, there are still going to be people who abuse the system. What I mean by this is that, I have always been in favor of the idea that stop signs are set too far back, and that, in many cases, they flat out shouldn’t be placed in certain areas. Most people, they’re smart enough, if they come to a corner, to yeild to make sure that it’s okay to cross before they get themselves, and whoever else is in the car, killed by another oncoming car. People, believe it or not, have common sense. All it takes a little bit more education in classrooms to get people on board with the idea.
Similarly, I believe that part of the problem with guns is simply a lack of education. Guns are, in many respects, still seen as taboo within the country, and for this matter, many people can’t seem to “let it go”. If guns were introduced in schools — yes physically, for the purpose of having people be able to identify a gun and it’s parts — in the same way that we introduce something like karate (self-defense) into the school, there would be much less taboo, and people would, be on average, more equipped to deal with a situation they might not be comfortable with. Introducing guns, or more aptly, gun education into schools, of course, must be coupled with psychological assessments and student regulation. What is meant by that is, mental health issues must also become less taboo, and this comes about by making psychology a pertinent part of high school education; furthermore, it shouldn’t be seen as something strange to conduct certain assessments to gauge the mental apitude/stability of a particular student, if one believes that they are at risks.
There is nothing wrong with looking at a students family history and, upon finding a mental health issue, keep a closer watch on the student for certain signs.
It’s about treatment where treatment is needed.
It’s not about isolating certain students, making someone feel bad,
it’s a matter of safety and helping to better the whole.
We know the Star Trek quote, there’s no need for me to repeat it here.
The point is that, in the midst of a PC culture, taboos which we just beginning to become deconstructed, are now stronger than ever, and it’s these certain taboos which are barring our culture from advancing.
Suck it up — things aren’t as bad as they seem.