I Don’t Have the Answers

I’m sure many of you have been feeling a range of emotions given all that has been going on in our country lately. It’s been heartbreaking to say the least. None of it makes sense to me, and I’m sure you all feel the same.

I’ve been thinking a lot about what we can do to really make change in this country. We can’t keep going like this without really doing SOMETHING. After much thought, all I can think of is, we have to take drastic steps. We have to get rid of guns.

People, we have to get rid of the guns. No reform. No stricter regulations. We need them banished from this country. Forever. AND from EVERYONE. Yes, even the police. In Britain, police do not carry firearms (only certain special forces do) and citizens are not allowed to own a gun. If they can do it, we can do it.

I don’t know how it can be done. But as they say, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way”. I think money has to be involved, by means of offering gun owners money for their weapons. Where will the money come from? Well, if Congress was able to allocate a trillion dollars to a war, then certainly there’s money that can be used for this purpose. Not everyone owns a gun, so perhaps a billion (or two) can be approved to buy all guns from citizens? I don’t know. I don’t have the answers. I’m just thinking out loud because I’m tired of the violence. You’ve all seen the stats and if you haven’t, do some research. It’s unbelievable how many people die from gun violence in our country. And given the numbers, you’d think there was a civil war going on in our country! It’s just frustrating and sad.

But I think that’s where we need to go. The violence is getting out of control. The mass shootings, the police shootings, the gang violence, the domestic violence…when are we going to say enough is enough and actually DO something?

Marching and protesting is a way to keep the issue front and center. It has its purpose. But, it’s not the vehicle that will actually bring change. We need to start a movement to get rid of guns in our country and end these senseless deaths. So many people are dying each day! How can we as a society, supposedly one of the greatest in the world, keep allowing this to go on and on and on?

If we can’t learn to use guns properly, for safety and protection, then we shouldn’t have them. Period.

-t

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