The U.S. House passed a gun bill, which is called the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019,” on Feb 27. What the new bill is and what it would mean for the average American is that now everyone needs a background check in order to start the process of buying a gun.
Even though this is not exactly what I was talking about in last weeks commentary or maybe even what I was expecting, it is exactly what we need in America.
The number of incidents and casualties we have due to guns is not acceptable in the society we are in right now. If we want to improve our society and better the world, this would be the best thing to do.
To me, the reason why I think this bill is so important is that it shows that now the House is trying to find ways to try to reduce gun violence in America, and this seems to be a very excellent step in the right direction.
It seems that our politicians now realize that we should check the person who’s trying to buy a gun to see if they have a sketchy background. They can now just deny it and maybe prevent a tragedy from happening if they see or have found strange activity with someone trying to buy the gun.
What I think we should strive for in the long term is trying to eliminate having assault rifles or anything of strong power.
It does not seem rational to have something of that caliber for self-defense, and you do not really use any of those types of guns for hunting, so I do not see why the average American citizen should have one.
But that is something for later, and that should be the goal for now.
Having this bill set in stone really speaks volumes, and even though it might seem annoying for people trying to get a gun, it will make a great impact and could prevent tragedy.
We got the bill that we needed to improve our society and the dilemma of gun violence.
Now hopefully we can keep moving forward and keep progressing not to just prevent guns, but to promote peace and safety in our society.