With the latest large-scale violent attack in the United States, the topic of gun control is in the media again. Gun control activists are using this tragedy to make their case to tighten gun laws, while those on the other side of the issue are doing just the opposite.
I feel as though gun policy needs to be looked at. A person shouldn’t be able to buy ammunition for such a large weapon on the internet. But I don’t think now is the time to use personal tragedy as some sort of lesson. We should allow these families to grieve, the investigation to unfold, and to see what happened.
When lawmakers jump to make laws, they are too broad and aren’t good for the country. An example would be the library provision of the Patriot Act. We should all learn from this, but let’s learn with care, diligence, and forethought.