Guns are killing our children. It's time we did something

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It has not escaped many observers who see the disturbing reality that the perpetrators of nearly all of these crimes are white men and boys, but "there's nothing we can do" about it according to far too many leaders. They marched on Washington to defend their rights to own guns. It was created to form and protect militias. Society has changed and at this point you are either on the moral and ethical side of change or not. He started firing at students outside the school and continued firing inside, for more than an hour, killing 14 students and three teachers, before he stopped and tried to escape. What bothers me is now Neosho schools have been nationally recognized and not with favorable attention.

However, the questions must be raised: Why didn't they do more to seek out treatment for this individual? Would have been better had our school stayed off the radar of insane people with points to prove. There is a new level of urgency and inspiration spreading across the country that was missing after previous mass shootings. Have a bake sale or many bake sales for goodness sake!

Rep. Jared Moskowitz, D-Coral Springs, a 1999 graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, said lawmakers are struggling to refine the proposals, which are expected to include increased funding for mental health care, school security and legal changes created to keep guns away from those with mental instability.

The NRA's investment has paid off - to the benefit of gun manufacturers. Most people don't go out and buy assault rifles. About 40 per cent of all guns in the US change hands this way and that's how Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, the Columbine school shooters in 1999, got their guns. We should be proactive in taking precautions but we should not be denied our freedoms. There are no waiting periods and background checks in the "black market". He's had pro-gun-control predecessors in his office and they haven't been able to do much.

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He added: "Highly trained, gun adept, teachers/coaches would solve the problem instantly, before police arrive". "A " gun free" school is a magnet for bad people", he said .

Ludicrous you say! Yes, ludicrous. Love your neighbor as yourself. We all send our children to schools, watch movies in theaters, go to concerts, and spend time in public places. Or would its promoters say, "Hey, this is bad timing and poor taste". In addition, a University of Pennsylvania study found that one million American women have been shot or shot at by their partners. The Founders saw this as the best check against the rise of a standing army. The gun isn't the problem. However, it is not as prevalent as the people problem.

A majority of Americans support sensible gun laws. But having the most tooled-up government on the planet, supposedly providing security, armed militias are obviously irrelevant today.

As is normal after these tragedies, right-wing firearm fanatics have been out in full force pushing the same verifiable lies they always do: Gun laws don't work. Note the "reasonable" part, few want to take guns as a whole away. For this individual and more like him that will soon unleash their mental instability on innocent people, making the schoolyard the true war zone of America, they desperately require psychological help sooner rather than later. Raising money with a product donated by one of the children's parent's business is done all the time.

The additional insanity is that our legislators have placed the demands and financial support of the National Rifle Association and the gun lobby above the lives and safety of our students and young adults.

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