Gun Violence is not new in the United States of America, Recent Shooting in the Kentucky School is another addition to the long list of the Gun Violence in the American History. 15 Year old Boy opened fire at his friends in school during the morning in which two students are killed and more than 18 are injured. Police have caught the shooter who is also the student at the Kentucky high school.
People across the world are shocked and expressed condolences to the family of the dead students. The students who witnessed the horrific incident are shocked at the behaviour of their fellow classmate and they are unable to locate the motive behind the shoot. Police have not provided any clarification in the case to the people.
They have responded to the situation diligently and handled the incident well. This incident points finger at the Gun Laws in the country which are a hot topic but mostly an overlooked since many decades. Congressmen have accused gun Lobbyists who block any way possible to create a law to stop the easy purchase of the Guns.
People believe that nothing can be changed until and unless perception of the companies and the congressmen change. Many congressmen win the election on the same platform by citing increased gun control but once entering the house of Congress choose to forget about the incident. Gun control measures have been tried many times but it has failed to be passed in the house, since not gaining enough majority in the house.
Gun Violence and The USA
The second amendment of the constitution provides the basic right to keep firearms for the safety of the individual. The increased Gun suicide is another area of major concern for the authorities and People. The supporters of the gun have only a single argument that there is no link and survey that could prove that with increased gun control the suicide and mass shooting would stop.
The people supporting the Gun forget the basic premise that, many other countries like Australia had the same gun violence problem, which they eradicated with starting the gun control laws. The lobbyists are too powerful in the case of the gun control. Also, the total ban on Guns is not the solution that could work In America where more than 300 million Personal Guns are kept.
The ban would lead to the black market boom which creates another law and order problem. They also blame the schools for not able to manage their students properly. Even news appeared where school teachers were asked to learn the art of self-defence by using Guns.
Nothing serious in these cases have been achieved despite being repeated warnings and incidents. The Congressmen believe that nothing can change the situation. These incidents demand increased gun control measure to bring an end to the sad story of the children, who have become the victim in these politics. People Must understand the laws are there to protect not to kill.