How Should We Prevent Future Mass Shootings?

Destini Collier, J1 Guest Writer

This has been a question since the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newton, Connecticut on December 14, 2012, and beyond that. You have so many good options to prevent future mass shootings, but you have the gun lovers who lose their mind when you mention just making it a little bit harder to get a gun.
It’s extremely easy to get a gun in 2020; all you have to do is fill out a 4473 form, pass your test to get your gun license, and buy it. Literally that’s all it takes to get a gun. When you provide that information you’re asked questions about having a mental disorder, being dishonorably discharged from the military, and if you have been convicted of domestic violence. BUT that is only if you go through a FFL aka a Federal Firearms Licensee.
If you don’t go through a FFL, you can go to anyone who is selling a gun. To prevent more mass shootings, start forcing people to go through an FFL. Start making it EXTREMELY hard for someone to obtain a gun. Especially for an assault rifle, because who in their right mind needs an assault rifle?
If you want to protect yourself and your family all you really need is a simple handgun, not a whole AR-15, AK-47, M16, Steyr AUG, you just don’t need it. If you go hunting, get a gun that is SPECIFICALLY for hunting. Anything more you just don’t need because it’s unnecessary.
We should start giving gun safety lessons anywhere and everywhere. Parents should lock their guns up more carefully, and teach their kid gun safety. As well as teach their kid that a gun is not a toy and to never pick one up, unless their life or someone else’s life is in danger.
Teach more awareness about guns and mass shootings, because they do happen. Whether we like it or not, they happen and will continue to happen unless we start to make a change to everything regarding guns and obtaining guns.