“Let’s Stop the Madness” by Gerald Bates


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When is the world going to stop blaming these senseless school shootings on the guns? It’s obvious to me there’s more to the problem! Do I believe the age to purchase or possess a pistol or semiautomatic rifle should be 21? Yes, yes I do. Do I believe the background check should be more extensive and include mental health history? Yes, yes I do. Do I believe that’s the bigger issue? No, no I don’t. I believe the bigger issue is being overlooked or just ignored. In all but a very few of these incidents there were an abundance of warning signs overlooked. The shooters were all on social media, telegraphing their problems and intentions. The problem is, no one was paying attention. I believe that’s the bigger issue. Instead of wasting millions of dollars lobbying for stricter gun law’s. We need a system in place to track, identify and…

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