I heard President Obama say we need to put our political issues behind us and figure out how to solve this problem. I really hope this is something we can try to do. So far we have been unable to do this on any other issue. Today on the View I heard a guest say this is not about gun control. We need armed guards in the schools and hospitalize the mentally ill for longer periods. I understand that a school district in Texas is now going to allow teachers to carry concealed hand guns to school. I find that disturbing on so many fronts. We do not need a shoot from the hip approach.
I do not claim to be smart enough to know how to solve this problem. I do know that to solve a really difficult problem we need to gather a group that can put their own issues aside and address all the ramifications of these shootings. We now have a lot of information about school shootings. What are the aspects of mental illness and how could that have been addressed better or could it have been. How does school bullying play into this. Do you know that when a child is bullied in school if anything is done and usually it is not it is the child who is bullied that is sent to therapy? I want that child sent to therapy but why is it that the bully is not sent to therapy? What role does the news media play in these shootings? How do guns play into this?
Before this becomes a distant memory encourage your leaders to encourage a comprehensive approach to this issue. Support the conditions that offer changes that include a method to evaluate how well this is working. I would love to see this country pull together on something and this would be a great place to start. Sherri