As a student of Mead High School, I mainly focus on my assignments and what I should do in the future.
But as I watch the news and again hear about another school shooting, I no longer worry about the future, I worry about today. Why should my generation worry if a murderer should walk into their school and possibly kill them? It’s not right. There are so many bright-minded kids out there in the world and every time a shooter walks into a school and kills people, we lose doctors, scientists and many more.
Those people that died could have been the ones to stop world hunger or cure cancer. But we will never know because the government won’t take this problem seriously and stop thinking about the profit that comes from selling weapons. We can put stronger gun laws and ban assault weapons, but that won’t stop people from buying weapons and hurting others.
I do not oppose the Second Amendment, but if we are allowed to carry arms, we need to do this safely without others getting hurt because of it. And why the government chooses to ignore this issue, truly disheartens me.