The United States has had guns since the very beginning of its existence, and it has not been until recently, that frequent shootings have become an issue.
As most cases have shown, the majority of the shooters have had some kind of medical problem or were under the influence of chemicals. So the weapons are not the issue. If it’s not a gun, these people can just as easily choose another weapon to do a damage with.
So rather than pushing for more gun control why don’t we focus more on raising awareness and teach children to respect life, and be honest about their mental health.
Criminals will always find a way, so disarming millions of law-abiding gun owners is not the solution to the problem.
This is what Brad Pitt had to say about guns in America . According to a report from Your News Wire, Pit told that “It’s in our DNA. It’s very strange but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don’t feel safe, I don’t feel the house is completely safe if I don’t have one hidden somewhere. That’s my thinking, right or wrong.” And he described America as “a country founded on guns”.
The A-list actor was brought up in Springfield, Missouri in a “blue-collar” family. However, he described schools in the region as “sane environments” made “safer, not more dangerous, by the presence of guns.”
He said : “I got my first BB gun (a type of air gun) when I was in nursery school. I got my first shotgun by first grade (aged six), I had shot a handgun by third grade (aged eight) and I grew up in a pretty sane environment.”
He continued to say, “I was in the UK when the shootings happened and I did hear the discussion about gun control start again, and as far as I know it petered out as it always does.”
Pitt also made a prediction that the anti-gun campaign will never win over the Second Amendment. According to him, American people will never let them take away their right to defend themselves.
He said: “It’s just something with us. To turn around and ask us to give up our guns… I don’t know, we’re too afraid that we’re going to give up ours and the bad guys are still going to get theirs. It’s just in our thinking. I’m telling you, we don’t know America without guns.“
There is no denying the fact that there have been more gun-related incidents in recent years, but the problem can’t be with guns altogether.