Yesterday was Valentine Day.
Hubby gave me not one beautiful necklace, but four! My teen-age son was in on it as well. It pays to be the only girl in the household 😉
Then, I heard about the shooting in Florida.
A Valentine Day massacre.
So this morning, I took an extra few moments with my son to let him know how much I loved him. As I watched him go out the door to meet the bus, I couldn’t help but to feel anxious for this day to be over with already so I’d have him back home.
I’m sure this was the case with parents all across the country.
I know we’re not promised tomorrow, but gosh darn, these were children.
In a school.
Once again, the words “mental illness” are being tossed around all across the news and social media. And “gun control.” In my mind, there is no ONE culprit behind these mass shootings. In my mind, there are too much hate and violence all across this country. And throwing around “mental illness” will only hurt more people (innocent ones) rather than help them.
I suffer from anxiety and depression. My husband, brother-in-law, and mother, PTSD. My sister, Bipolar. We’re all law-abiding citizens who may or may not have guns. We’re shouldn’t be penalized or punished from not being able to own a gun just because we suffer from a mental illness.
That leaves “gun control.”
Owning a gun should remain a subjective decision, and a protected right for all citizens.
Banning guns altogether, in my mind, won’t stop certain people bent on committing mass murders. They will find other ways. Look at China for an example. There have been instances where ax-wielding individuals have entered schools and killed. With an ax.
Others used bombs made from ordinary house hold items.
There are no easy answers.
Which means as parents, this makes it all the more difficult to try and understand these sordid acts as we worry and pray for our children’s safety in a world that seemingly have gone mad.
Thus ends my rambling for today.
Have an input or thought on the matter? Do so with kindness please. 🙂