We have too easy access to guns, and they have become an acceptable part of our culture. The violence needs to be stopped, but with all the violent crimes, we care little about them anymore. This a coping mechanism, but something still needs to be done to stop these crimes.
The United States has had so much gun violence that these mass shootings are just becoming normal occurrences. Many Americans have grown numb to news of gun violence in the country. Furthermore, there is still not the political will to pass common sense gun restrictions that could reduce some of this gun violence. Therefore, it is likely that as more mass shootings continue, Americans will see these shootings as normal.
There have been many shootings in the past few months that have been in the public eye. These shootings were horrific and terrible, but there are other shootings all over our country that have happened with no media attention whatsoever. Shootings are normalized because they happen so often that the media deems it unimportant to report on every single one. Gangs are rampant, terrorist groups are rampant because we refuse to see those issues every time they happen instead of just when they can push a political agenda.
In my opinion, it is not justifiable to take another living being's life no matter the crime. By executing a criminal, we simply enforce the belief that killing is an acceptable act. This creates a circle of retribution that just leads to more killing. To remedy the situation, we must be willing to swallow our pride and forgive the criminal of their transgressions. I do not believe that they should be allowed to live a "normal" life any longer. Rather, it would be more beneficial to make them see that their past mistakes were not acceptable. They could then educate young people by telling their story and giving advice on how to stay away from such a heinous path.