Julianne Moore made a simple but emotional post in light of the tragic events that took place on Monday.
Protests are happening across the country due to the consistent issue of gun violence that creeps past the streets and homes, and into our churches, schools, festivals, and more. Americans feel unsafe. According to https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/ 10,125 lives have been lost in 2023 due to gun violence.
The tragedy at The Covenant School on Burton Hills Boulevard in Nashville, Tennessee has reignited the longstanding debate about the need for tighter regulations on firearms, and the need to prevent future mass shootings. Proponents of gun control argue that tighter regulations would help reduce gun violence and make it more difficult for criminals and mentally ill individuals to obtain firearms. They point to countries with more restrictive gun laws, such as Australia and Japan, which have experienced significantly lower levels of gun violence than the United States. Gun control advocates also argue that stricter background checks and waiting periods would help prevent firearms from falling into the wrong hands.
Melissa Joan Hart opened up on Instagram today with a heart-wrenching and raw post. While she and her husband were driving they came across a class of kindergartenders climbing out of the woods escaping the shooting. The couple helped the children across the highway. She let fans know this is the second time her family has been so close in location to a school shooting.
Opponents of gun control argue that stricter regulations would infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens and make it more difficult for them to defend themselves. They also argue that the current gun laws are sufficient and that the real problem is a lack of enforcement.
Regardless of which side of the debate one falls on, it is clear that something needs to be done to prevent future shootings. Gun control measures may not be the answer, but it is clear that the current regulations are insufficient to prevent tragedies like the one in Nashville.