February 1, 2023

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These shooting have been happening in public places like schools’ nightclubs even in churches. Some lawmakers are at odds with how to deal with this issue, but the blame keeps falling on mental illness.

As Americans, we may turn on our television set sometimes, or we may be too busy trying to pay our bills. But there is one thing that we are not too busy to check and that is our cellphones.

Most Americans have some sort of social media account that gives us news from around the country or the world. If you like most Americans, you may be seeing a lot of mass shootings happening around the country.

Mass shootings are happening across the country. Is there a such thing as a safe place in America anymore? Because you could be doing normal a thing like being with your family at son or daughters game and you and your loved ones can become a victim of a mass shooter and have your life taken.

Do we as Americans have a gun problem or is it a mental health problem?

According to article, “A WWII veteran who became America’s first mass shooter in 1949,” by Zimmer M. David on Aug 28, 2019, the first mass shooting that happened on American soil was in 1949 in the state of New Jersey this act was committed by WWII veteran his name is Howard Unruh.

The 28-year-old veteran shot 16 people in his neighborhood with a semi-automatic pistol. Thirteen of his victims will die from their injuries the oldest person being 68 years old and the youngest being 2 years old.

This happened over 60 years ago. It took only 12 minutes for Howard Unruh to kill 13 people and injury 3 more people Because of this indent the country started to take Mental Health and PTSD seriously.

According to article, “Mental health and Gun Violence is there a link,” by Ward, Chirstina on May 31, 2022, in the first few months of this year, America have seen a rise in the number of mass shootings happening around the country.

These shooting have been happening in public places like schools’ nightclubs even in churches. Some lawmakers are at odds with how to deal with this issue, but the blame keeps falling on mental illness.

Mental health professionals believe that mental health issues are taking the rap for gun violence. Blaming mental health is not getting Americans any closer to solving the problem of gun violence in our society.

Instead, it creates problems for law abiding citizens that are living with Mental Health conditions.

People with mental illness are unfairly targeted whenever a mass shooting happens. Most people who are dealing with mental illness are law abiding citizens.

Cole Bullen is an Oklahoma resident. He works as an electrician in Oklahoma City, he is also a hunter.

Cole Bullen. Courtesy Photo

When Cole Bullen was asked do Americans need more gun control, he stated, “I am a strong believer in the Second Amendment. I feel that every American has the right to defend themselves and their families.”

I feel that law abiding citizens who are gun owners should not be punished because of criminals who decided to use a gun to break the law. Criminals do not care about laws, so you are leaving the citizens at a disadvantage.”

When Cole was asked if he thinks America has a gun problem or a mental health problem, he said, “neither I think it is the liberals trying to achieve an agenda.”

When Cole was asked what agenda the liberals were trying to achieve, he said, “to get rid of guns.”

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