We all know what happened in Las Vegas last Sunday. I believe that, deep down, we also all know what needs to be done about it to lessen the possibility of such a tragedy occurring again, and again, and again, as it always seems to do. Acceptance of a problem is the first step to solving it, yet despite this fact, many in our country feel more attached to their firearms than to basic morals. The gun culture in this country is pervasive, toxic and extremely deadly. It allows people like Stephen Paddock to commit acts of domestic terrorism and mass murder, who cling to not one or two guns for reasonable purposes like for sustainable sport or recreation, or for the feeling of self-protection, but feel the insane need to own an arsenal of 43 weapons, including assault rifles. Like after Orlando, Sandy Hook and so many of these events before, people are taking to social media and conversations in their daily life to offer their thoughts and prayers. These are great, don’t get me wrong, but they are not enough. There are integral pieces missing from these discussions.
Last week, my parents and I planned to spend an evening attending a town hall by U.S. House Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, to hear his opinions on the various issues prevailing in Washington right now.
We are an extremely concerned group of students from a variety of backgrounds who are appalled at the op-ed by Kort Driessen entitled “Islam's flaws cannot go unnoticed in discussing the term 'Islamophobia',” published on March 13, 2017.
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