What Killed the Little Children
By Andrea Chmelik on December 16, 2012
It's 3:45am and I can't sleep. This post will be completely pointless, because either people agree with me and don't need to hear it, or they don't and then they don't care to hear it. So I'll keep it short. I just need to get it out. I want my standpoint on this issue to be known.
The issue of why somebody would go on a rampage and kill little children is complex. There are myriad of reasons behind it - mental illness, family history, exposure to violence, the list goes on and on. The issue of why so many people in the US die of a gun violence is simple - they have guns and easy access to them.
I am not going to get into the whole "we need a better gun control" thing. It is clear that Americans treasure their right to own a gun, even those who don't actually care to own one themselves. There is a gun culture in this country that was started over 200 years ago and it is not going anywhere.
Freedom always comes with a price tag. If the majority of people want to have the freedom of carrying a gun, so be it, but then don't call what happened "unimaginable". Call it what it is - expected. Stop blaming healthcare, video games, internet, wars, parents, teachers, religion or the lack of, God, the Devil, hatred, etc. It was none of those that killed those kids. Ask the coroner. It was a bullet.
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