Continued Gun Violence

We are only 25 days into 2023 and as of yesterday, there have already been 39 mass shootings in the United States that have caused 70 innocent people to lose their lives. These tragedies do NOT occur in any other developed country because other countries have found a way to prevent unnecessary gun violence. These continued acts of hatred do not make any sense to me, and I have many questions that I am not sure anyone can answer. The first question is why can the United States not find a rational solution and end gun violence? How many more people will need to die before changes will be made? The 2nd Amendment was written in 1791, but did they mean they thought everyone should carry a weapon? I think we need to face the fact; the 2nd Amendment needs to be updated so that the mass population stops misinterpreting it.

As I have already stated, the 2nd Amendment was written in 1791 and reads, “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Right in the first sentence, Militia is a military force that is raised from the civil population, to supplement a regular army in an emergency. What does this mean to you? To me, this should mean guns are for our military to use in an emergency, such as war, and or to defend our country. With that said, guns must be regulated better and more efficiently. Anytime I have tried talking to other Americans about control, they try to hold on tight to what they think the 2nd Amendment means, but I do not think they read it and understood it correctly!

I do not think that guns belong on the streets or in homes because they are unsafe when people are not trained. A couple of weeks ago, a 6-year-old child brought a gun to school with him and shot his 1st-grade teacher. This was not a mass shooting, but it did cause harm to an innocent teacher and that child should have never had access to it or even known where it was in the home. The devastation of gun violence upsets me deeply and the fact we already had so many mass shootings early in the year, scares me to see what the remainder of the year will hold. Changes with gun policies have needed to change for a long time and I only hope the change will happen sooner rather than later.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I know many people will not agree with me on this topic, but I do still look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as possible. I hope you are having a good week and you are staying safe. We have made it through the first part of the week, so hopefully, the last part of the week will be easy and go well. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

9 thoughts on “Continued Gun Violence

  1. Although I’m not an American, I agree with you, Alyssa, that gun violence and mass shootings need to stop. I’m appalled that the 2nd Amendment hasn’t been updated or challenged since 1791. There seem to be so many people out there who can’t see the truth behind the public being able to access these weapons of destruction. I despair whenever I hear about another mass shooting in the US. Having said that, the UK is now having their fair share of shootings, too. I only hope it never gets to be as awful as it is in the US. There are so many innocent people dying just because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Most of the time, it seems like there’s no logic for gun crime, although I appreciate that’s not always the case, as occasionally, it’s discovered it was a terrorist attack. Truly terrifying. It needs to stop, but who is going to be the one to change things? It needs to begin somewhere. I just hope that good sense prevails eventually. Thanks for sharing such an important topic. Xx 😢

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    • I hate to be like this, but you are lucky to not be an American. Most of the time, I am ashamed to be. I did not realize the UK was having the same issues. I thought something was done in the UK to prevent such nonsense. Guns do not belong in the hands of everyone and I think only should belong to military and the police (but I often even question the police because they seem to shoot first and never ask questions). I appreciate your comment. I was worried about writing about such a hot topic because I assumed many would make negative comments.

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