Gun Violence & Gun Control: My Perspective Following the Las Vegas Mass Shooting by Nicole DeAvilla
My grandfather regularly supplemented the family larder through hunting and fishing. The taste of fresh trout, served with his homemade biscuits and gravy, is a delightful memory I will always cherish. My mother learned how to shoot a gun and hunt, though she never took it up. However, she was glad to have her gun for protection when she discovered a Peeping Tom at her remote house.
There is a place for guns in our society. There is also a place for reasonable gun laws to restrict the type and quantity of guns and ammunition a person can own. Weapons suitable only for war must be left on the battlefield.
In addition to reasonable gun control, we also need mental health reform. If we adequately take care of the mentally ill, we would make additional inroads in preventing gun violence. Let’s not wait any longer. Let’s demand reasonable gun legislation and mental health reform.
What do you think?