Mental Health, Gun Rights And The Safety Of Our Nation

Mental Health, Gun Rights And The Safety Of Our Nation

Shot through the heart, shot through the head, bleeding bodies everywhere dead, dead, dead. It’s ok when this kind of garbage brings in millions of dollars at the box office, and the producers and actors walk off with all kinds of awards for “entertaining” us. It’s ok when demons, lunatics, and so on parade through our novels and music murdering wantonly to the tune of even more millions of dollars and making number one on the best seller list and a golden record status. After all, English classes for decades have taught us about plot lines and how it is ok for the hero to get messed up and tormented so long as the villain is destroyed in the end. But what happens when all those curses we have created in the minds of our children don’t turn out nice neat little hero soldiers whose destiny we think we can control, and instead turn out the likes of Nicholas Cruz and Dimitrios Pagourtzis? What happens when people identify with the darkness instead of the heroic and good? What happens when the violence becomes so rooted and the image in the mirror so depraved; we deny reality and seek to take away weapons instead of solve the actual problem? Over the last few years, I have given these questions quite a lot of thought, and arrived at the conclusion that gun control and gun confiscation aren’t going to make our schools and society any safer. If anything, the lack of […]

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