Someone responded with this statement: “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.”
Sometimes a young, 17-year old articulates something that grabs your attention. Today a young high school student sent in some thoughts.
No matter how you feel about gun control or gun rights, or whether you lean left or right, gun violence took two lives inside a nearby high school. Lives were changed at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
Here is the response from a high school student:
“Guns don’t kill people, people kill people’ is an over-used attempt at a catch-all cliche to justify keeping gun laws loose. It makes me want to throw up.
Yes, people kill people, but guns depersonalize it and make it easier to kill faster and in greater quantities. There is no way that someone could stab six people before someone noticed or stopped him – or people ran away.
You have a chance to out run a person with a knife – not a gun. You can hide from a guy with a knife because he can’t stab you through a door. Whereas, if he has a gun, he can unload it through a door and probably still kill or wound the person inside.
The news just released that a student was confirmed dead. Go tell their parents that guns don’t kill people.
I’m sorry, but this is the issue I am most passionate about. I can’t stand so many, so desperate to defend guns at all costs. They can use the second amendment, but at the end of the day it’s not about ‘personal safety’ or our ‘right to bear arms.’ It’s just that some people like guns.
Sorry again. I understand if you don’t want to read this. I’m just really sad and upset, and going to school scares the crap out of me sometimes – and I don’t think that’s right.
These were just kids, probably looking forward to the weekend or complaining about homework. How are they any different from me or anyone I go to school with?”