Sunday, December 15, 2013
As most of you probably already know, there was yet another shooting at a high school this past Friday (Dec. 13th) at Arapahoe High School in Colorado. A young lady, Claire Davis (17) is clinging for her life after being shot by a classmate that was upset with one of the high school's staff members for kicking him out of a club.
Without a doubt, this tragedy is going to raise, once again, the debate over gun control and regardless of which side of that argument you may be on, there is another underlying issue that has seemed to go ignored. Soon after the infamous Columbine massacre research revealed that access to guns amongst youth as actually declined over the years. In other words, a high school student growing up in the 60s or 70s would more likely have access to gun than a high school student today. It would go without saying that the further back in time that you'd go, the greater that number would increase (student's having access to guns). Therefore, there has to be another issue of which needs to be addressed: WHY? Why are students deciding to use such extreme methods as a solution to their problems?
I could literally go into a deep and philosophical discussion here, for this is an issue that I have a lot of opinions on, but I'll not reveal my viewpoints here. Yet, I would love to hear your input on this topic. I honestly do believe that it is a topic that needs to be discussed, locally, on the state level and on the federal level - and that topic isn't about gun control.
BLOG TOPIC: WHY!? Why are today's youth resorting to such extreme methods as a resolution to their problems? Is society, as a whole, responsible or is this due to a major break down of the American family? Do you believe that this is simply a "gun control" issue?
Again: please make sure you are respectful of each other's opinions...
This week's blog topic was suggested by the Key Element.