Public Comment

Are We Thinking or Lamenting?

By Romila Khanna
Saturday February 22, 2014 - 11:01:00 AM

It is very strange. We are still fighting for our right to bear arms. When a killer goes on a shooting spree, we say the shooter was not of sound mind. Why do lawmakers forget the meaning of background checks? I value the Second Amendment for normal people who would not use guns to ruthlessly kill others. But I don't know how many more gun related deaths will happen in our country before we take the matter of background checks seriously.  

Sometimes I feel there is a war zone in the US and innocent people are being held hostage by reckless gun wielders. Gun related deaths are happening practically every day on our streets, in our schools, and in our shopping malls. And yet nobody takes the requirement of strict background checks seriously. Our justice system must make it hard for criminals and insane people to possess guns in the name of the Second Amendment. Even if mass murderers are jailed, those whom they have killed in schools or cinema halls or malls do not spring back to life.