I was looking up how to prevent work place violence because of the twelve people who lost their lives at Virginia Beach’s municipal center. What I found on Google was downright laughable. One site suggested posting a sign banning firearms. Another site suggested paying attention to your surroundings.
One good suggestion was to report all threats or suspicious activities to management. However, we’ve all heard the phrase, “I’m gonna go postal” or some variation thereof. Can or should every little thing be reported?
Which brings us back around to firearms.
I am a gun owner. So before I get blistering feedback about being uninformed, I just wanted to share that with you. I made my purchase because I wanted to keep my family safe. When you have a potential danger in or around your home that threatens the family, you must assume they came into your home with harmful intentions. When making such a big a decision you must ask yourself a very important question. Can I pull the trigger if necessary?
Not everyone should own a gun. I felt some of you cringe. I agree with the 2nd amendment to a degree. The second amendment states…
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
I stand by what I said previously. Not everyone should own a gun.
In all honesty, we only know that the perpetrator of this latest example of work place violence was a “disgruntled employee”. Why a person would indiscriminately shoot their co-workers is frightening and cause for alarm. In a survey dated 2016 we (the US) had the highest rate of manslaughter and murder by firearm in the developed world.
Yes, I feel like reform may be a necessary topic of discussion. It should at least be given some thought. How can we save the 100 people that die everyday due to firearms? Any ideas? Feel free to post them in the comments below.