Events of 2017 call for refocus
With 2017 coming to a fast close, we should review what has happened in the last year — mass shootings in Las Vegas, numerous church shootings and the ever rising death rate due to drug overdoses.
It seems that society is going to heck in a hand basket. The solution is complex at best.
We, as a people, must refocus on our priorities and ask ourselves where we are going.
Involvement is critical as is being aware of not only our surroundings, but those who surround us because there are many out there that would like to change our way of life by violence and chaos.
Stricter gun control is definitely not the answer, but better understanding and education about people with mental illness or possible mental illness would help weed out potentially violent individuals before they have a chance to act.
The answers to our problems will not come easily, but with some real effort and the ability to see the light at the end of the tunnel we can survive.
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