For the past week, the United States was plunged into darkness and chaos after the mass shooting incident that happened in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. The tragedy deemed as the deadliest mass shooting throughout the Modern U.S History has been making the headlines for nearly a week. Images and videos of the tragic incident flooded the Internet and back-to-back vigils and condemnation about what happened. Many people sent donations and volunteers to help those who were injured during the incident. While our public officials are working on tightening our security and defense, attending the victim’s needs, the civil sector is reopening the topic about gun control in order to prevent such catastrophes happening again.
What Happened to the Gun Law in America?
There seems to be a lax regulation regarding the gun law in the US since Statistics show that at least 88 out of 100 persons already owns a gun. It is by far the highest gun ownership in the world, according to UN office on drugs and crime since 2012, followed by Yemen. Because of this, roughly 50% of the American population are civilians who already own guns and the number of killed Americans each year has increased up to 30,000 per year. That’s roughly two-thirds of the percentage to those who commit suicide!
Because of this disturbing consensus, the petty crimes, gangsterism, or feud between mobs have increased in the last 5 years. Shooting incidents do happen occasionally and the mass shooting in Las Vegas last Sunday was one of the deadliest, leaving 58 people dead and 515 injured. With what’s happening right now, we can’t but wonder what is happening with the American Gun Law. It’s time to tighten up this law and public officials should start working on it. One of the most notable names of today, popular singer Lady Gaga is now urging the President and the Congress to do something about it.
Lady Gaga Shared a Series of “Call to Action” Tweets to her Followers
Lady Gaga urged the Democrats and Republicans to unite to regulate gun control in the country, also known as the Gun Control Act of 1968. Her response started in response to Speaker Ryan’s statement about the mass shooting incident, in which he said:
, “We stand united in our shock, our condolences, & our prayers,”
The Hollywood singer acknowledges the fact that Prayers are indeed important. However, she also challenges the President of the United States and the Speaker to act about gun control in her tweet “blood is on the hands of those who have power to legislate. #GunControl act quickly.”
This is terrorism plain and simple. Terror bares no race, gender or religion. Democrats & Republicans please unite now #guncontrol 🇺🇸
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) October 2, 2017
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) October 2, 2017
In her follow-up tweet, she also proposed a 20-minute silence for meditation and prayers for the victims of the mass shooting. She also explained her previous tweets “My intention is to connect us all through inner peace. I believe we can calm inflammation in the world by calming each other.”
President Trump Addressing the Mass Shooting
President Trump addressed the mass shooting last Monday as an act of “pure evil”, in which he stated, “Hundreds of our fellow citizens are now mourning the sudden loss” of a parent, child, friend or other family members,” the commander-in-chief said. “We cannot fathom their pain, we cannot imagine their loss.”
He also announced that he would go to Las Vegas to visit the victims last Wednesday. President announced that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are working closely with the local authorities to help the victims and prevent tragedies like this from happening again.
However, no matter how much the President would like to reassure the public, it seems Lady Gaga’s messages deemed more positive response and actions. In fact, many people and civilians are now opening up the debates and are calling the Congress to legislate the Gun Control Law. They don’t want to see another tragedy happen again before the Congress wakes up and rationalizes the Gun Control. Let us hear some insights tweeted by these people.
“Mass shootings cause gun stocks to rise. They’re making money off tragedy. Are you ok with your reps being bought with that money? Shameful,” Jessica Chastain tweeted, also urging her followers to vote representatives who legislate against the limits on assault weapons out of office.
“Dear God what will it take to get rational gun control laws in America? How many innocent people have to die for this?” Patricia Arquette added.
Is it time to impose strict Gun Control Law? Let us know what you think…