Mental illness and gun control
It is no secret that the world is a scary place to live in at this moment in time. Mental illness is at an all-time high. We are seeing mental illness that has been left untreated play out in a very unfortunate series of events right before our eyes. It is okay if you are feeling a significant increase in anxiety now surrounding the horrible events that have taken place recently in our society.
It is a shame that we must deal with these unfortunate and devastating situations. It has become even more apparent that the United States has a problem with gun regulations. I know many people might try to argue that the problem lies within the person and not the weapon. However, to me, that is not the most rational statement, because someone must pull the trigger on the weapon to inflict pain and suffering on others.
Sure, I won’t deny that there is a problem with mental illness that has been left untreated and neglected. I will admit that there is an obvious barrier to the techniques and resources needed. I do not have all the answers, and I will not pretend to be an expert when it comes to improving this standard, but I know something must happen to get these tragic events under control.
I have no real issue with a law-abiding citizen possessing a firearm if that is something they wish to use. The problem I have lies with the type of guns used in these shootings. There is absolutely no reason for an ordinary citizen, much less a mentally deranged person to possess such a weapon that can kill innocent people in a matter of seconds. That is my stance on this situation and no sort of argument will change my mind.