No, I have not changed my stance on Gun Control. We have enough gun laws. New gun control legislation has been passed this year related to background check synchronicity. Let's just maintain and enforce the gun laws we have.
We are at war with fear. The tragedy which occurred Saturday June, 12, 2016 was a horrible event. The mass shooting in the night club in Orlando was a vicious act of hate and terror. My heart goes out to the survivors and the loved ones of those who are lost.
We cannot let this situation turn us into reactionary participants guided by fear mongers; who may be domestic or abroad. We must remain steadfast in our beliefs. We must protect the rights of all our United States citizens and the constitution for which it stands.
Increasing gun control is not the solution to hate and fear. Education is the solution for rational citizens. We are at war with hate and fear. As much as I would like to believe that good manners would solve all the world's problems; that is not the case when dealing with radical irrational people.
As a United States NAVY brat I lived on base for almost a decade during peacetime. During that time I was taught; if you want peace, you must prepare for war. The malicious act which occurred the other night proves we are at war, whether we want to be or not. We are under attack on our home-front.
It is apparent the bad guys have guns. The United States militia needs them too. If someone is on a watch-list for being a terrorist, then creating a law which prevents them from legally obtaining a gun will not stop them from finding a creative way to divide the United States of America through any means necessary. If they are that dangerous, they need to be in prison, not deported.
Our first responders do a wonderful job in our times of need. Health care providers do all they can to do no harm and help the healing process. Public health officials have the best interest of our communities in practice and policies which are based on scientific evidence.
The advent of same sex marriage has inspired changes to public health procedure in regard to sexual relations and blood donations. Now, the lifetime ban for homosexuals to donate blood is no more. There is simply a waiting period for donating blood after one has been promiscuous. This precaution is based on the scientific technology which is present in this day and age in which detection of antibodies for diseases are detectable. These measures are taken in the effort to promote and control public health. Let's not blame health care professionals for our emotional state in the aftermath of this traumatic event.
We are all in this together. Let's show each other how much we care for one another by doing something nice for someone we know and allow authorities to do their jobs. Let's thank our first responders and health care providers for their hard work and dedication.
I encourage you to email me to tell me what you feel makes you feel safe no matter how insignificant it may seem to you. I want to hear from you. If you wish your email to be shared, I will share your story on this blog, otherwise, your confidence may be kept private between you and me.
May we all have the courage to be kind to each other and stand united.