Many Americans and US politicians recognize the need to pass stricter gun laws, reports Sean Boynton of Global News. Two-thirds of the country agree. While such changes are deeply necessary and very wanted, Republican politicians and states continue to ease gun restrictions. The Supreme Court may undo a New York law regarding concealed carry, which would weaken gun laws in other states. No other country in the world experiences this volume of gun deaths, especially school shootings. Since 1999, over 300,000 children have witnessed shootings at their schools, with 163 being killed. Something big needs to change if America wants to stop these senseless and repeated tragedies.
Even in the wake of another mass shooting, Texas leaders are convinced that guns aren't the problem, writes Joshua Fechter of the Texas Tribune. They suggest arming teachers and citizens to provide a countermeasure to mass shooters, in addition to a larger police presence to keep the peace. For Texas politicians like the Attorney General, having a better-armed citizenry is preferable to removing guns from communities. Senator Ted Cruz suggested that Democrats calling for restrictions on guns are politicizing the issue, which harms Constitutional rights and is not effective. Another proposal is to upgrade schools to make them safer and easier to protect against shooters.