The insane tragedy in Uvalde, Texas yesterday is a direct causation of the breakdown of the family in America. Nearly all mass shootings, along with nearly all violence in our cities, trace directly back to kids raised in unstable families with absentee parents. It’s so apparent that I wasn’t surprised that I knew it would be the case with the Texas shooter even before it was confirmed. Maybe we should talk about this.
Mental health is a crisis in this nation. Kids carried firearms to school as recently as the 1970s and 1980s. There were few if any shootings. This phenomenon seems to have started in the 1990’s. What has changed in these years? I believe it is at least one thing: The traditional, two parent family. There are some other issues to address with the proliferation of violent behavior in America.
Criminals do not go through background checks when purchasing illegal guns. So more “gun control” laws wouldn’t have stopped this situation.
I have news for those people: Criminals know how to get guns. We must prosecute these criminals to the full extent of the law. Open the state mental institutions again. Lock illegal gun owners up for a long time. Stop allowing gangs to proliferate. Make sure criminals do not have access to firearms.
How could we make schools safer?
Make each school have a single point of entry. They MUST have armed security. We must protect our schools like we protect our airports and federal buildings, jewelry stores, malls and banks. Why are all of these locations protected with guns, but not our schools and our children, our most precious resource?
For now the biggest question I have is this: how did mental health get so bad in our country?
I believe, as asked earlier: “what’s changed from the 1970’s to today?” that the answer is simple:
Because we’ve removed God from everything. We did this and expected something good to happen?
Father, please forgive us.