President Trump and Gun Control and The N.R.A

I’m sorry.

I’m sorry I have to keep writing about this topic. But, to me, it’s still relevant. To me, issues like Gun violence will never be solved if we freak about them for a month and then just push them to the side like they don’t matter.

So, that is why I choose to continue to write about this topic. Please stop reading now and tune in on Thursday for something new if this is boring to you.

It has been coming for a couple of days, if not weeks, now. President Trump has taken back his remarks on Gun Control and his tough comments towards the National Rifle Association (N.R.A).

Surprise Surprise Surprise.

Why does it seem like a reoccurring theme from this Administration? Can The President simply make up his mind and stick to it?

While we continue to struggle to make something happen on this issue, thousands of kids all across the United States remain vulnerable.

I don’t have a solution. I don’t have the answer to this issue. I just want something to change. I just want, for once, someone to get out of the pocket books of the rich and to have a conversation about sensible change.

It seems like the President made comments hinting at progress and change, and then backed out of them to put us as a Nation back at square one.

Where do we go from here? I really don’t know.

From the sounds of the White House memos that have come out the past couple of days, this is an issue that will now be pushed back to the states. The states will be responsible for coming up with the change they’d like to see.

In a way, I don’t hate this. I still do wish we could come to a solution as a Country, but I think this will offer many different solutions to the issue that could prove beneficial.

In fact, we have already seen many school districts in multiple states coming up with solutions.

In one school district, they have worked on putting in “Bunkers” in every single classroom that are bulletproof and can hold multiple students. In these schools, the students are currently going through training on how and when to use these bunkers.

I can’t even imagine.

Also, in multiple school districts, they are offering training courses for their teachers who want to arm themselves. This is what the President and the N.R.A. want.

I can’t imagine putting this burden on teachers who already have to deal with so much.

I even saw one school that outfitted their hallways and classrooms with so many cameras that a student couldn’t make a step in the school without being recorded.

My question is: Is this just how life has to be now? Is this just the new “normal”? I really don’t think so. I really think this issue can be solved and improved. I just don’t think it will ever happen because we aren’t in a place as a society to have a conversation about it.

We aren’t in a place to sit down and discuss the positives and negatives of different solutions that have already been ironed out in other countries.

It seems as though we live in a society that will just have to continue to deal with this. Guns will continue to be a part of society. School shootings will continue to happen.

Its seems as though the response is no longer how can we prevent these attacks from happening, but how many lives can we save when they do happen.

It’s a shame. It really is.

-BT-

Blake TarmannComment