The 13-year-old boy who shot Bennie six occasions introduced his father’s loaded gun to high school and confirmed it off to different kids earlier than pulling it out and utilizing it to finish Bennie’s life, in keeping with a police assertion.
However our kids do not must reside — and die — like this. It is not about educating kids and teenagers to face as much as a bully who seems to have a gun, the way in which that police stated Bennie did, or traumatizing them with excessive lively shooter drills that simulate a taking pictures. It is not the duty of youngsters to know to not contact loaded, unsecured weapons once they discover them at their residence or a good friend’s residence.
As a substitute, it is on us — all of us — as adults to ensure weapons are saved unloaded, locked and separate from ammunition. It is on all of us to ask our fellow mother and father, neighbors and relations how weapons are saved of their properties. And it is on all of us to demand that safe storage insurance policies change into a required a part of the duty of gun possession.
However extra work should be performed to maintain our kids protected. Solely by taking up the gun foyer on the group, state and federal stage can we guarantee gun violence does not make it to our faculties within the first place. Again to high school does not must imply again to gun violence. As adults, we will and should do higher. Our youngsters’s lives depend upon it.