I really, really really really didn’t want to write about this.
For one simple reason. I am not an American.
Things here, North of the border are so very different, that it seems easy to judge, criticize and question. I am well aware of that.
But I’ve been thinking about this since the news came out yesterday.
If you’ve been living under a rock, yesterday in Uvalde Texas, a recently turned 18 years old young man shot his ”annoying” grand mother before walking into a primary school armed like a soldier, and going through a killing spree.
Nineteen innocent children died, along two teachers.
Sadly, I think that a lot of people just got numb, when reading about these news from the U.S.A. And it should have the exact opposite effect.
People should get furious, people should seek change.
As I mentionned, I say that with a bit of salt, because I live in one of Canada’s most violent cities, and I don’t fear for my life at all.
But back to Uvalde.
Please correct me if I’m wrong, but from what I’ve read, the first reply to the mass shooting wasn’t to consider heavy weapon restrictions. No. Apparently, the good thing to do would be to make sure that teachers had guns to react in these situations.
Is it just me, or is that just like putting a target on teachers’ backs. If I was a wannabe school mass murderer, knowing that the teachers have weapons, I’d go for the teachers first. And then go on with my bloody plan.
So, unless you also train every teacher to be a dang snipper, I don’t get the point.
Why not focus on the fact that it is absurd that a teenager can go shopping for guns that the Canadian army probably can’t afford at the moment, and get hundreds of ammunitions, while he never could get to drink a drop of liquor, or vote?
I get that we (Americans and Canadians) don’t have the same values… But I think that common sense should be universal.
You want to keep your right to own guns? That’s perfectly fine with me. But do you really need the right to own every weapon known to mankind, as soon as the age of 18??
The yearly amount of people killed by guns in the U.S. is comparable to a war-toll. And that’s just your people killing… Your people! So basically a genocide we’re all watching on TV.
It is sad. And I’d like to understand.
I really try to.
I love your country, and many of your people. You’ve given so much to the world, why aren’t you able to work on some obsolete laws, to save lives?
I really crave answers.