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- stein0726, CNN iReport producer
I’m expressing my sympathy to all the families, relatives and friends of those who have been victimized by the mass shooting inside the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. I’m praying for the health and recovery of those who have survived the said heinous mass shooting. I was actually shocked by such incident since I love to go to movie theaters to watch films. It’s quite disturbing to think that a movie theater can become a place where mass shooting may happen.
The said shooting incident horrified the world! I think government and business leaders should take precautionary measures to prevent mass-shooting incidents from happening over and over again. Systematic and scientific ways of securing the safety of people in public places from terrorist and violent attacks should be organized by both government and business sectors. The presence of security guards in such places like malls, cinemas, auditoriums, airports, stadiums is a ‘must’. Such security guards should be responsible enough in doing their duties to secure the safety of customers, patrons, audiences, spectators of sporting events, students, workers and employees. The modern-day security guards should be well-equipped with gadgets and weapons to prevent terrorists, bullies, criminals, hoodlums and would-be killers from committing heinous crimes in public places, schools, commercial establishments, workplaces and offices. Modern technology should be used to prevent criminal-minded individuals from doing bad things against many people in commercial establishments and public places.
The mass-shooting incident that took place inside a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado ignited once again the debate on gun-ownership. I’m not against gun-ownership. I believe that there should be “responsible licensing” of guns and other firearms to people who want to own such weapons for self-defense. There should be “responsible issuing of gun-ownership permits.” People who are suffering from any form of mental illness should not be given permits to carry firearms. Criminal-minded people should not be given the opportunity to own guns since they would certainly use such weapons to prey on unsuspecting people. Bullies should not be allowed to own guns and other firearms because they might use the weapons to further sow their bullying activities.
We also have a problem about loose firearms here in the Philippines. Some private armies do harass and terrorize folks in the countryside. Most of my countrymen and countrywomen do want such private armies to be dismantled. Because there are still some private armies in some provinces of the Philippines, the Aquino administration wants a comprehensive plan that will somehow restrict gun-ownership.. The issue of gun-control is also a hot topic in the Philippines since irresponsible gun-owners here have been reported time and again as committing abuses and crimes in public places.