I think it’s completely understandable that when there is some sort of gun-related crime that makes the National news, people become more concerned about the ease of obtaining firearms, especially if the incident is a multiple-victim shooting.
There have been so many of those of late, the President has vowed to issue an executive order for what he and those like him have deemed better gun control laws.
Ok, go ahead.
It just seems to me that they are–metaphorically speaking–putting a Band-Aid on a neck wound. They may temporarily stop the bleeding, but the wound is still there.
If you doubt the veracity of that statement, take a long look at Chicago crime statistics–where you will find some very tough gun control laws.
In my opinion, our nation’s problem with guns is more related to the de-valuing of human life, and less related to gun purchases at firearm expos and large capacity magazines.
For so many, I believe, human life is meaningless.
The President rails against well publicized gun violence when it occurs, but at the same time supports an organization responsible for literally, millions of deaths. How am I then to take his diatribes seriously?
From what news sources indicate from all sides of the spectrum, gun purchases are surging. I’m not sure what that will mean in the end, but it’s seems very possible this president will go down in the annals of history a little differently than he would probably like to.
Maybe his executive order will help things. I really hope so. Time will tell.
Maybe the President will realize that all lives really do matter, and that simple truth needs to resonate.
One thought on “Band-Aid on a Neck Wound”
I believe gun violence is a deeply unfortunate by product of the deeply broken hearts here on this earth. No country is immune as broken hearts abound world wide. I believe we have lost track of the true value of life and gotten lost in a persons rights how to handle their own life. We have gotten so lost in YOLO that we are running over people and ignoring the real problems. Then when tragedy strikes so loud and so hard it is the symptoms that we are attempting to treat and the real problems continue on. No amount of gun laws or prohibition will heal the broken lives that are errutping . We have to pray for those that are so lost in the darkness. We have to stop being defensive and bring out some offense…bring out the prayer, love, kindness, empathy. Will this stop all the violence and darkness in the world? I think not, but I have no doubt that prayer will reach more and touch more deeply lives lost in darkness than more laws will.