- Posted September 17, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Navy Yard shooting
D.C. Navy Yard; Real Dilemma facing our Nation:
“How to identify and treat: Trigger happy Loon-A Ticks and keep the Guns away from them” and denying access to all gangs and criminals as well.
It is another very sad moment and we all wish it should have never happened. My prayers go to all the victims and their families.
Many of us will be pondering the motive of alleged shooter Aaron Alexis for months to come. May be, he is another mental case who was never diagnosed or missed his medication or on some kind of drugs or possible revenge hungry or just another angry person or victim of socioeconomic crises but one thing is certain that we have faced another unavoidable tragedy which will be labeled and put on the shelf along with all others past tragedies. There will be another debate among us which will be focused solely on gun control and never root of the real problem.
In my opinion, check point’s failure to be blamed in this incident; most of the check points have double standards where they do not check and screen all belongings for certain people with special ID or let their guards down for regular employees during their routine entry.
Also, I have observed in our county and federal court houses where many employees with special status including, attorneys and judges, without any screening and scanning entering the building by just showing their IDs. Even the security officers at airports make exceptions for certain people with special IDs to enter without screening and scanning.
Any one, at anytime and anywhere, may turn loon-a-ticks; so we must stop preferential treatment at all check points in order to avoid these types of incidents. If an establishment has mandatory requirement and need for check point then I suggest, each and every person entering the premises must enter through check points and must be screen and scanned thoroughly regardless of their status.
Let’s look at some of the statistics according to Bureau of Justice Statistics:
Nonfatal firearm related crime has fallen significantly in recent years, form 1, 3 million incidents in 1994 to a low of 331,618 incidents in 2008. Let’s look at some of the other statistics:
In 2011, firearms incidents reported over 467,000.
Gun violence is responsible for over $8000 deaths (most of the homacides caused by gangs and criminals)
Auto accidents are responsible for over 40,000 deaths.
Number of other deaths: 2,468,435
Death rate: 799.5 deaths per 100,000 populations.
Heart disease deaths: 597,689.
Cancer related deaths: 574,743
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 120,859.
Although, there will be national debate, finger pointing and war of statistics; off course, no real solution at the end will be prevailed.
My suggestion to unarmed the lawless few and armed the rest of us.