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As more and more details emerge about the Sandy Hook tragedy, I find myself finding it physically difficult to click on the articles. Everything I read affects me more and more, and sometimes I just don't know if I can handle it. As a parent, reading that your nightmare actually happened to someone else is about the worst thing you can read. But I make myself do it, because ignoring the news is exactly how this happened. We need to feel sad and we need to feel outraged. Any significant change in history was caused by a group of outraged citizens, and we owe it to the twenty-seven victims to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Twenty five- and six-year-olds died, and I cannot accept that it was for nothing.
Gun control debates have been a hot topic ever since the shooting. While some people complained these debates are happening too soon after the incident, I disagree. It is never too soon to try to prevent a similar thing from happening. Do you think another disturbed individual will avoid shooting up a school, mall, or movie theater because it is "too soon?" The NRA Facebook page has gone dark, and the Discovery Channel has cancelled a show about a family in the gun business called "American Guns." A California senator has vowed to introduce a bill banning assault rifles when Congress comes back in session.
Right now, everyone is talking about guns. While gun control has always and will always be a popular debate, it is at the forefront right now. I am not a gun person; they scare me, I have never even held one, and hunting disgusts me. That being said, guns are necessary for hunting, and while I am not a fan of it, I also don't want to a hit a deer every two feet when driving. Since we have killed off most of their natural predators, man is the only way to keep their population in check. So, while hunting isn't for me personally, I am not against it. But why would anyone want to hunt with an assault rifle or other automatic weapon? Doesn't it kind of take the challenge out of hunting? You might as well blow up part of a forest and then go in and grab the deer carcass. It doesn't seem to require a whole lot of skill, and seeing as very few people are hunting for necessity anymore, I don't see the need for assault weapons. I also think there should be background checks and waiting periods, but in this case, it wouldn't have made a difference. His mother's guns were the ones used, and his mother didn't have any sort of criminal record. So, while a ban on automatic weapons would've made a difference, I don't feel like the gun control argument is really as important as the media is making it in preventing another tragedy of this magnitude.
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