Growing up being taught history, we as Americans learn how America is a melting pot of cultures. I remember a teacher referencing our country as "A city on a hill." Hearing of the American Dream where anyone can start over, and create a life for themselves is something I wish I saw.
So many people migrated to The United States of America in hopes for this dream-a dream I am sure many have obtained in history, but an idea I think many who chase this dream needs to realize America is not so great.
So America is not so great, we have Veterans homeless and unemployed, mass shootings, corrupt government personnel, and suicides. Many people think to resolve some of these issues is to ban assault rifles and bump stocks. However, to make decisions to do so would include our representatives to actually vote the way the people want them to.
Many people representing us are even trying to push Nazi motives, and reforms that would restrict our 2nd Amendment as American Citizens. Delegate Nick Freitas speaks at to the House of Delegates of how to have an open-honest debate to resolve such issues, the representatives should be speaking of facts and reason, not personal motives.
See whole speech of Del. Freitas pointing out the American Representative flaws here:
Others in the focus of the American people include Ben Shapiro. He also has commented on the dysfunction of the American people to converse about guns:
Gun control advocates: Agree with us or you don't care.
Gun rights advocates: We do care.
Gun control advocates: You don't. You're monsters who don't value children. GFY. And give us your guns.
Explain how this exchange betters the country or brings us closer to solutions, media.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February">https://twitter.com/benshapiro/status/966532380763... 22, 2018
Children safety is a common denominator with both of these comments. Both deriving from the recent mass shootings. Something that is interesting is how we handle the education system here in America. We have underfunded school systems, an education secretary that has no experience to qualify her for such a position, and our next generation not being extended aid for depression that results in suicide and mass shootings.
Senator Elizabeth Warren questions Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education appointed by President Donald Trump, about her credentials for such a position.
This hearing shows the incompetency of the representatives appointed to help our country. I understand in the 1700s every male that organized the Declaration of Independence was young and ill-experienced.
However, many of our previous Presidents were military veterans. Our country today is in massive debt and could be facing a civil war. We as Americans have failed our fellow Americans that currently or will have student loan debt, want their children to go to a public education system or a school that is funded well enough to supply textbooks and materials for the children to learn.
To lead to a better future for America, we have to start right now and focus on educating the new generations. Right now, it looks more like a scandal.
Here is the video for the hearing for Betsy DeVos' position as Education Secretary.
Something else related to education is why is there an increase of school mass shootings and threats? I believe this is another problem with the education system not doing their jobs. For example,
There was a time 18 year olds were responsible and saved other's lives. And no school shootings...what happened? #GunControl #davidhoggwash pic.twitter.com/DdeuxFjgdB
— AmericanLoyal 🇺🇸👩🏼✈️ (@Arkydiva) February">https://twitter.com/Arkydiva/status/96815202488489... 26, 2018
We allow 18-year-olds to join the military, even 17-year-olds with a parental signature. Joining the military means they handle guns, risk their lives to defend our countries, and handle stressful situations. If we raised the age to buy a gun in the idea an 18-year-old cannot handle a gun responsibly, then how are we trusting them to defend our countries?
During MEPs, Military Entrance Processing, the people trying to enlist go through intensive questions and reviews to determine eligibility physically and mentally. So would one not think maybe the issue is a mental examination issue to help prevent disgruntled teens from obtaining weapons?
The Parkland Shooting was by a disgruntled teenager that had previously experienced loss and being expelled from school. Delegate Freitas' stated in his speech how teen shootings are from children from bad backgrounds.
I wonder if the idea of mental state has a play in the act on the Parkland shooting. After further research, I found that he had a mental evaluation previously that was not flagged by the school to allow the government to know he should not be eligible for a gun.
"Crisis workers from a South Florida mental health facility were called in 2016 to hold alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz for a psychiatric evaluation after he sent out a Snapchat video in which he cut his arms and said he wanted to buy a gun, according to a mental health report.
But after speaking with Cruz, Henderson Behavioral Health health professionals chose not to hospitalize him, according to a November 2016 Florida Department of Children and Families investigative report...(To read full report https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/social-media-...)"
In addition, there has been an influx of media reporting on consistent school shootings and threats:
Within two weeks of the Florida shooting, more than 600 copycat threats have targeted schools https://t.co/dHIezol3Ru pic.twitter.com/pXxuzDJBFI
— Christal Hayes (@Journo_Christal) March">https://twitter.com/Journo_Christal/status/9714370... 7, 2018
With all this said, is the issue truly needing gun regulations reflecting a Nazi agenda, or are we allowing the government to not take care of the future of America, our current and future generations.