Nothing happens, until the inevitable next tragedy. Then nothing happens again. It's a cycle of violence/reaction, violence/reaction without end.
I see the agony on the face of a father who lost a beautiful 20-year-old son who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, and I weep. An only son, a young life extinguished. We cannot imagine the horror and the pain. I've signed more online petitions: "Not one more." An anguished father's plea. I stand with Mr. Martinez.
We obviously need some kind of "Better Safe than Sorry" legislation addressing both guns and mental health issues. I believe that the Santa Barbara cops could have stopped this last tragedy that killed Mr. Martinez's son if such laws existed.
With so many Americans wanting reasonable gun control legislation and mental health reform, why can't we make a dent? Why is the gun lobby still able to scare our legislators? Australia changed their laws and took most guns off the street. It's made a difference. If they did it, why can't the United States? Nothing changes, if nothing changes.
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