Guns are an issue for sure, because they are getting into the hands of the wrong people. In my opinion since society doesn’t want to deal with the gun issue they use the scapegoat “mental illness.” I think when people purchase a gun it should be a more strict of a process. I think just as people ask for references for jobs, to buy things, credit, etc they should also to purchase weapons. If those references willfully lie then they should be held accountable if a person does something such as a mass shooting. It will take time, but it would be worth it. Guns are an issue, but people with their many issues are the ones pulling the triggers.
A person who has gotten to the point of no return will look you in the face with a straight face and lie. They will pretend to the end. They will put on a front to be able to do what they are fixated on doing. They have pondered over it a long time and when their mind is made up, they will do what they intend on doing. It may be to kill self, someone in particular, or commit a mass killing. Unfortunately some of these individuals get access to weapons.
I will start by going back over something I’ve talked and written about a few times. It gets on my nerves to hear the media, specialist, and others say mass shootings are results of mental illnesses. Societies will never fix the problem because they are a part of the problem. They are a part of the problem due to the fact they won’t acknowledge the truth. Some people don’t know the truth, because they don’t really know what mental illness involves, but those who do are promoting mental illness and the billion dollar business it is.
The reason I made the above statement is because anyone who really knows the truth knows a mentally ill person know they don’t premeditate and come up with a plan to kill people. A psycho or sociopath may, of who many became the way they are from past traumatic experiences. It’s not the norm. There is a definitive difference between mental illness and mental stress. However, both can lead to breakdown. Mental stress can lead to mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, suicidal and homicidal ideation, and other mental illnesses. Mental stress can cause physical and emotional issues as well.
The world is filled with broken people. These people happen to not only carry the burdens of things they haven’t released. They compile those things with other issues. Many are flat out mad, jealous, envious, bitter, and angry; so angry they commit road rage, kill the one’s they supposedly love, or commit mass killings. They are dealing with work or the lack thereof, finances or the lack thereof, relationships issues or the lack of, family issues, etc. They are dealing with interpersonal issues, self esteem, confidence, love, etc. They seek Mr. and Miss Right, but keep settling for Mr. And Misses right now, then can’t handle the chaos it brings. They don’t know what love is and they don’t love self.
People are seeking love in the wrong ways, wrong places, and wrong people. They have a sense to belong even if it’s to the wrong person or group. All they want is to belong. They are easily persuaded to do things that are wrong. Some of these people choose to be alone due to previous rejection, the lack of self esteem and confidence. It too angers them, but truth is they are their biggest problem.
In my opinion what the world needs is more love. Love needs to be promoted more. People need to unify all over the world and show love to one another. Promote it and stand for it! Stop allowing your pasts to dictate your futures. Know that you have the power and control over your life. Stop giving your power to the past and to people and things. Learn to love yourself no matter what or who. Love conquers hate! If people learn to love more I believe they will not pick up guns in hatred.