12. At The End Of The Day, There Isn’t Just One Thing We Can Do
Keeping guns out of the hands of the dangerous seems like a good idea. But it’s difficult to implement, it can violate people’s liberty, and well, good luck trying. (Can we start with disarming the cops then?)
Having empathy for others can help us prevent *some* of these horrible crimes.
We need to take a look at the other components to gun violence – such as the drug war and domestic abuse, as the school shootings we fear aren’t as common as we think.
We need to be very careful when we talk about disarming *certain* groups of people. I won’t get Godwin’s law on you (though I could), but the NRA supported gun control against the Black Panthers, and also, frankly, I don’t think civilians should be rendered defenseless against an increasingly hostile police force.
At the end of the day, we can’t save or fix every single person who is hell-bent on murdering people.