One of the hardest parts of growing up is finding out that those you used to look up to have flaws and insecurities just like you. The old saying, “never meet your hero”, rings true for those we used to look up to as role models. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Though the process is disappointing, it’s also a sign of maturity. Nevertheless, this doesn’t make the experience any less stressful or discouraging.
Many of those on the left side of the aisle think that the solution to mass shootings is to restrict the access to, or ban altogether, guns. However, their solution to put a stop to the ever-increasing violence in America falls flat. If human behavior was put into consideration, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that violence is part of our species’ history. Instead of blaming guns, shouldn’t we blame the toxic standards that exist in our society?