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On Dec. 14, tragedy struck our nation once again and left the world in shock. When Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School with an assault rifle, the entire world was stricken with grief.
On Dec. 24, tragedy struck again as firefighters rushed to save a home that was engulfed in flames. Firefighters lost their lives while trying to save others as William Spengler opened fire on them with an assault rifle.
The issue that has risen from these tragedies has been gun control. People want to ban guns and take away our constitutional right to bear arms. Are the guns really the issue? What is wrong with our society? What is wrong with our nation as a whole when we can’t see past the lack of judgment and underlying issues the shooters possessed?
From what I have read, everyone who knew Adam knew that he had issues. Why was he allowed to have any type of access to assault rifles? Why would his mother have them in the home when she was aware of the issues? How did William Spengler gain access to the same type of assault rifle Adam used when he was a convicted murderer?
As a nation, it is time for us to rise up and take back control of what is ours. As parents, it is our responsibility to discipline our children and raise them with morals and goals. It is also our responsibility as parents to nurture our children and pay attention to the needs of each of them.
When I was a child in elementary school, we started our day with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. In the entire 13 years when I attended school, I was never afraid of someone entering the premises with a weapon.
We had emergency drills, but they were to teach us how to be protected from fires and tornadoes, not where to hide or how to act when a shooter came in the classroom.
Maybe we should try putting God back in our schools and allow children to pray during the day and if we allow them to pledge that we are “One Nation under God” maybe, just maybe we could become that nation again.
<b>Hope Cross</b> is the office manager at the Monroe Journal. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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