I've seen pro-gun advocates scream that it's wrong to blame the tool (the gun) for the actions of the person wielding the tool. You know what? They're right.
I've seen gun control advocates scream that (insert mass shooting incident here) wouldn't have occurred if the gun hadn't fallen into the perpetrator's hands. You know what? They're right.
You idiots on both sides need to get over your personal agenda. You ALL need to SHUT THE FUCK UP and take a step back. This issue isn't about you! This issue isn't about how right you are, or how wrong the other side is. I think that we all agree that there is too much gun violence in America. I think we all agree that it needs to change. Maybe it's time to quit shouting your self-serving rhetoric, and focus on the issue.
I saw kids walk out of classrooms to protest the violence. I saw kids standing up and saying enough is enough! To my dismay, about half of the alleged adults chastised these same kids for getting angry, and voicing their fears in the only way they know how. These kids were belittled as the Tide Pod generation. Okay, yeah, there are a few idiots eating Tide Pods, but that doesn't mean the this generation's fears are unwarranted, nor does it render moot their legitimate right to call us out for our infighting and failure to act.
THESE ARE OUR FUCKING KIDS AND GRANDKIDS, YOU FUCKING IDIOTS!! But you're so busy squabbling about how to solve the problem that you've lost sight of the root issue! Our kids are killing each other. It doesn't matter whether it's in the Chicago hood, or the whitest suburb, the fact is that we're screaming at each other over the approach, and the root issue is being completely ignored.
We're supposed to be the adults here! Let's fucking grow up and act like it!