Sunday, for many, is a day of worship at one’s local church. The people who attended First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, were no different. Tragically, their day of worship was ended when an armed gunman entered the church and began firing. At least 20 people have been confirmed dead but there have been reports of more deaths. The gunman left the church and tried to flee by car. He made it to the county of Guadalupe, but was stopped there. It is unclear if he took his own life or if the police are responsible, but the gunman is dead. Today’s events, so soon after the events in Las Vegas, bring the issue of gun control back to the table. With that being the case, do we need major gun control reform in this country?
Those who want real changes when it comes to gun control feel that just sending the victims and their families prayers is nowhere near enough. They feel that this madness has to be stopped somehow and the only option left is overhauling our laws when it comes to guns. They feel that politicians in this country would rather take the money from groups like the NRA, than protect the people who live in this country. Finally, it is a horrible feeling to be afraid of a mass shooting happening anywhere you go, and we have to fix that.
People who are opposed to major gun control reform feel that this issue was settled when the founders wrote the Bill of Rights, by allowing the right to bear arms in the Second Amendment. They feel that there is no law ever written that could have stopped what happened in Texas, because that kind of evil doesn’t respect laws. Also, they feel the people shouting for gun control are being hypocritical because, after what happened in New York, they weren’t yelling for truck control.
No amount or combination of words will heal the heartbreak of the victims, their families, and their friends in Sutherland Springs, Texas. As a society, we must find a way to counteract these attacks. Could changing our nation’s gun laws help?
Here, CNN covers the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas:
After the events in Sutherland Springs, Texas, is it time for major gun control reform? Will stronger gun laws stop mass shootings, or is the Second Amendment all the law we need when it comes to guns?
Yes, we need major gun control reform
Those who feel we need major gun control reform say that enough is enough. This insanity must stop and the only way it will be stopped is with real gun control reform.
— Hailey Renee 📺🏈🌊 (@PacificNWMom) November 5, 2017
I'm so angry, I can't see straight. This is so out of control & totally unacceptable, I want to scream #NotOneMore..💔
— 🌊Judy Blue🌊 (@judydchandler) November 5, 2017
A mass shooting almost every single day and nothing is done to make us any safer. Thoughts and prayers? Save them and DO something.
— 💙Rapunzel™ (@co_rapunzel4) November 5, 2017
Prayer without action/deeds is worthless..
— TinStL. (@TinStL) November 5, 2017
No, we don’t need major gun control reform
People who are against major gun control reform argue that no amount of laws on guns would have stopped what happened in Texas. That kind of evil would have found some way to commit that crime.
We will never talk gun control. Not now, not ever! The Second Amendment shall not be infringed! Get that straight once and for all!
— Stingray ZR1 🇺🇸NRA Strong🇺🇸 (@FirstFire2008) November 5, 2017
— Matthew K. Burke (@MatthewKBurke) November 5, 2017
We already have gun control. And murder control. What specific new law do you think is going to stop someone who breaks the law to murder?
— 🇺🇸🌴🏖️✌️ (@US395) November 5, 2017
Do you think we need to completely overhaul our gun laws?