If You Want to Shoot a Gun…Join the Military
As Monique Jordan and I were talking today about all the shootings in The US, we commented that a lot of times a person is 'just shooting' with no real aim. That's how innocent bystanders are injured. If you don't know how to shoot....Don't pick up a gun. If you want to learn how, do as we did...join the military.It was the deadliest school shooting since a gunman took 26 lives at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Conn.
A shooter killed at least 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Gun control discussions crop up every time there is an attention-grabbing shooting in the US.
The biggest questions is, How does the US prevent this from happening over and over again? Japan is a country of more than 127 million people, but it rarely sees more than 10 gun deaths a year. Japan has a long list of tests that applicants must pass before gaining access to a small pool of guns. If Japanese people want to own a gun, they must attend an all-day class, pass a written test, and achieve at least 95% accuracy during a shooting-range test. Then they have to pass a mental-health evaluation, which takes place at a hospital, and pass a background check, in which the government digs into their criminal record and interviews friends and family.
They can only buy shotguns and air rifles — no handguns — and every three years they must retake the class and initial exam
There are quite a few countries where gun violence is a substantially larger problem than in the United States — particularly in Central America and the Caribbean.
With the casualties due to armed conflicts factored out, even in conflict-ridden regions such as the Middle East, the U.S. rate is worse than in all but one country: Iraq.
And with this in mind, Has '45' made us great again yet?