New Zealand shooting
Regarding the recent massacre in New Zealand (“Broken-hearted but not broken”), I applaud New Zealand’s desire to take action and solve this horrendous problem. However, the proposed corrective actions are misguided and will not solve the issue of mass shootings.
I was raised around firearms and my father instilled in me at a young age that people can be harmed or even killed with guns, and that I need to be very careful with weapons and mindful of the power they command.
Although an outright ban on semi-automatic weapons may sound logical, instead we should advocate for a nationwide system that keeps these types of weapons from the mentally deranged. The problem of mass shootings is a very real one and needs to be addressed. This is not a pro- or anti-gun political argument; all perspectives and ideas need to be taken into consideration for a meaningful and useful consensus to be reached. – Wyatt Stinchfield, Paso Robles