Did you know, that in 2016 alone there were 385 mass shootings in America? There are only 365 days in a year!!! Just in case you didn’t know (I didn’t until google informed me) that a mass shooting is where four or more people are killed or injured. Did you also know that in total, there were over 15,000 gun related deaths in America in 2016? I know America is a huge country, but those numbers are just so scary to me! I just don’t understand how a country with so many gun related deaths can still try and claim they should keep their right to bear arms?
‘It’s in the constitution!’ they wail.
Now without going off on a tangent about how this constitution was written over 200 years ago, in a completely different time. I would like to direct those that claim the constitution is a god given right, and cannot be changed, to the dictionary and ask them to find the definition of the word amendment just a hint it means a change, an alteration. Do I really need to say more!?! I’m sorry America, but unless you tighten up those laws and stop giving every Tom, Dick and Harry a gun ‘just because’. Then those statistics are just going to get worse year upon year. How many children and innocent people have to die before you wake up?
After saying all that.
I’m currently writing this sat outside an Army Reserve Camp watching two of my teenage daughters clean weapons. They have just spent the weekend sleeping in a field keeping these weapons by their sides at all times. They fired blank ammo, learnt offensive and defensive manoeuvres. They basically played war for two days and had a thoroughly great time doing it.