Blog Log #1

Blog Log #1

Solution to School Shootings? – By Paul Ratner

http://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/theres-one-way-to-stop-school-shootings-without-taking-away-anyones-guns 

Looking at the tone, this paper was written as the author presented a strong opinion against legalized guns in the United States. When I saw yet another paper on school shootings but from another perspective, I was intrigued by the view he demonstrated through his writing. There are over 140 school shootings in America since 2013 and he describes the irony in the fact that the country with the highest rate of shootings sells guns in everyday stores. Is this a coincidence? Maybe we could add metal detectors or security guards, but why should students suffer when the government has implicated such pointless laws. We see similarities in our everyday lives with TV’s, movies and real life. We joke about fake scenarios while in reality America experiences shootings regularly. Society has become oblivious to the real reason; legalized guns. While we sit in Canada safe only envisioning the possibility, around us, our world can’t see the evident problem and solution. Paul Ratner proves that we have established a mind set where we can’t see the larger world issue and we soon need to realize how society should wake up and change.