We Need a Massive Change to Stop the Shootings.

It’s More than Getting Rid Of guns.

Marilyn Regan
4 min readMay 10, 2019


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It’s happened again and again there is outrage.

An 18-year-old son, student, and friend is shot and killed in the classroom just days before his high school graduation.

This outrage temporarily reignites the gun control issue, but nothing changes. There is the usual barrage of anti-gun sentiment and then it goes away. Until the next time. And it seems there always is.

It’s easier to buy a gun in some states than it is to buy marijuana, but the government has figured out a system to protect its money.

You can get away with murder, but money talks. Just ask the National Rifle Association (NRA.)

Mass shootings have become common occurrences. It’s like waiting for the sun to rise or set. All you have to do is wait and give it time.

Hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since Columbine.

We praise the heroes, mourn the dead, and punish the guilty, but a solution to gun violence is as illusive as ever.

It has become a human rights issues and is the number one cause of premature death in the United States.

It is a public health problem.

AND it is preventable.

Step #1 Control the Guns, Decrease the Shootings

Controlling guns will decrease gun violence.

The gun industry should be held accountable and ensure oversight over the marketing and sales of guns and ammunition. They should consult responsible gun dealers and owners for solutions; insist on training and licensing for gun owners and require safe and secure gun storage.

Should is the operative word here. They are not being held accountable. Our politicians see to this by pandering to the desires of gun lobbyists such as the NRA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Safari Club International. Yes, I already said this, but they contribute a lot of money.

Five percent of gun dealers sell 90% of guns used in crimes. According to data collected by the FBI, firearms are the weapons of choice in 68% of the murders committed.



Marilyn Regan

Marilyn is a writer, yogi, and spiritual medium. Her favorite people are animals, especially ones that meow. She loves the ocean and hates one-use plastic.