Learn from the Past

A student’s response to the recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Anonymous, HHS Student

Yes it is tragic but as a society we teach students history to learn from the past. Right now we are falling into the past and not taking those lessons to heart. I understand why gun safety is thought of, but just as alcohol was banned, it caused more drinking and more rioting. I fear that this will be the same, but more violent and destructive than ever before. There have been many ways to regulate access to weapons but this student was able to obtain it in just a few minutes. Even if the regulations were stricter, there is still a black market for everything. If someone wants something or to hurt others badly enough, they will find a way to do it. I do pray for the family, friends, and staff of those involved in the shooting. People will be missed, but as a society I hope we can rise above the ashes and grow out of this tragedy.