The Violence In America Is STAGGERING And We the PEOPLE Need To Make A Change
Over the weekend March For Our Lives took over America with MILLIONS walking across the United States to stop Gun Violence. The VIOLENCE in America is STAGGERING! According to the CDC there were 3484 Homicides in America so far this year! 2627 by use of a GUN! People its only March 25, 2018 and this is sickening!
The March for Our Lives events are being advertised as a student-led demonstration that took place on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., with over 800 sibling events throughout the United States and around the world. Student organizers planned the march in collaboration with the nonprofit organization Everytown for Gun Safety. an American nonprofit organization which advocates for gun control and against gun violence.
YES, there needs to be a change. The Violence in America needs to stop. But where is the funding coming from to advance this cause? MILLIONS and MILLIONS of Dollars was spent on shirts and signs and on advertising the event. But where did the money come from? Everytown For Gun Safety was founded in 2014, combining ‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ and ‘Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’ Everytown for Gun Safety is largely bankrolled by Michael Bloomberg, who also founded the group.
Here are some Thoughts that we would love to explore:
Would changing the Age to buy Guns from 18-21 really help?
Shouldn’t there be a TEST of some sort in Order to BUY and Keep a GUN?
Where does the money come from to build FORTS out of schools to keep our youth safe?
Violence doesn’t happen ONLY in Schools. What happens after school?
58 killed – October 1, 2017 In Las Vegas, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, sprays gunfire on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing 58 people and injuring almost 500. Witnesses say the gunshots last between 10 and 15 minutes. Officers breach Paddock’s hotel room to find him dead. Authorities believe Paddock killed himself and that he acted alone.
49 killed – June 12, 2016 – Omar Saddiqui Mateen, 29, opens fire inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, in Orlando. At least 49 people are killed and more than 50 are injured. Police shoot and kill Mateen during an operation to free hostages officials say he was holding at the club.
32 killed – April 16, 2007 – Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. A gunman, 23-year-old student Seung-Hui Cho, goes on a shooting spree killing 32 people in two locations and wounding an undetermined number of others on campus. The shooter then commits suicide.
23 killed – October 16, 1991 – In Killeen, Texas, 35-year-old George Hennard crashes his pickup truck through the wall of a Luby’s Cafeteria. After exiting the truck, Hennard shoots and kills 23 people. He then commits suicide.
21 killed – July 18, 1984 – In San Ysidro, California, 41-year-old James Huberty, armed with a long-barreled Uzi, a pump-action shotgun and a handgun, shoots and kills 21 adults and children at a local McDonald’s. A police sharpshooter kills Huberty one hour after the rampage begins.
18 killed – August 1, 1966 – In Austin, Texas, Charles Joseph Whitman, a former US Marine, kills 16 and wounds at least 30 at the University of Texas while shooting from a tower. Police officers Ramiro Martinez and Houston McCoy shoot and kill Whitman in the tower. Whitman had also killed his mother and wife earlier in the day.
14 killed – August 20, 1986 – In Edmond, Oklahoma, part-time mail carrier armed with three handguns, Patrick Henry Sherrill, kills 14 postal workers in 10 minutes and then takes his own life with a bullet to the head.
13 and an unborn child killed – November 5, 2009 – Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan kills 13 people and one unborn child and injures 32 at Fort Hood, Texas, during a shooting rampage. He is convicted and sentenced to death.
13 killed – April 3, 2009 – In Binghamton, New York, Jiverly Wong kills 13 people and injures four during a shooting at an immigrant community center. He then kills himself.
In all these cases, the Shooter or shooters were Over the age of 21!
Most of these shooting were NOT in schools. They happened in Churches. The Post office. A concert. So building our schools into PRISONS is NOT the answer.
In America, and in most of the world, in order to drive, you need a license. You have to take a TEST, and then show someone of Authority that you know the LAWS and are trained to use drive in Public. Maybe if we had a TEST before GUN OWNERSHIP, the authorities would then be better able to control the weapons and keep them out of the hands of people NOT Trained to use them.
Violence in Our Streets is something that needs to be dealt with. Our kids can NOT play outside, due to the fear of Drive By shootings. The Ability to get a WEAPON is to EASY! The time for change is over due.
In Florida recently, a proposed law the hold gun owners responsible in an event that their gun was stolen was shot down int he Florida House of Representatives. People leaving their weapons in their cars at night, allowing CRIMINALS access to those firearms is OUT OF CONTROL.
WE NEED TO BE RESPONSIBLE!
LockedIN Magazine Challenges our elected officials to come together to fight the VIOLENCE. If we do NOT act together to bring about change, nothing will ever happen.