I’m sure the world is aware of the senseless gun violence that has gripped the United States in its clutches. Yesterday we had another mass shooting in a Texas elementary school, taking the lives of at least 19 children; children, the future of our society. These budding souls won’t be around to become contributors to our country in ways that only God knows.
What follows is the content of a Facebook post my oldest child, Felicia Long Johnson, made shortly after the incident in Texas. Please note that the numbers of lives lost in her post aren’t in sync with what I previously stated; that’s because the final count hadn’t been made when Felicia made her post. I have chosen to use her verbiage exactly as she posted it.
“Texas…14 lives…now 14…now…
Now we are back to debating gun laws. Debating morality while 14 people are laying in the morgue less than 9 hours after being slaughtered.
Do we really think guns are the problem?
Should we double down on parental oversight?
Should parents regulate violent video games their children play?
Should parents do better about social media time?
Should we fund school for installation of metal detectors?
Should we stop the bs and realize some of our kids are bullies and mean girls and do something about it?
The debates on stronger gun laws does nothing but continue to divide us while our coroners scrape up the remains of students and grocery shoppers.
Why are we looking to the federal government for more regulation when we won’t teach responsibility, civility, and coping skills at home?
The utter madness cannot and will not be solved by the government and its bureaucracy.
This is up to you and me. This is our community.
What will we do?“
I’m old and blessed…hope you will.
P. S. I think we have too many guns in the United States. Thirty two percent of Americans say they own a firearm according to the 2021 National firearms survey. As of January 7, 2022, there was estimated to be 400 million guns in the U.S. between police, the military, and American civilians. Are we our own worst enemy?