Even a year after the lethal Parkland shooting, its gnawing aftermath continues to take the lives of innocent teenagers. Just today, yet another Parkland shooting survivor has reportedly taken his own life. This tragedy comes only days after a similar misfortune, where the family of another Stoneman Douglas High School student, Sydney Aiello, confirmed that she died by suicide after struggling with immense survivor’s guilt.
While the continuing setbacks manage to direct immediate mental health resources to the afflicted areas, they have failed to; however, ignite dialogues about gun control in a more sensible light. Comedian Chelsea Handler feels strongly about the urgency to reconsider gun laws in America. Handler is now calling ‘everyone’ to raise their voices about the problem.
Chelsea Handler Calls For An Immediate Gun Control Campaign
In a recent tweet, Handler described the problem in view of the brutal Parkland shootings. She also reprimanded those who were simply becoming a part of the problem by ignoring it completely.
The 4th child from Parkland has committed suicide. I didn’t have children because I didn’t want to fail them, yet we are failing them. If you aren’t using your voice to speak out for gun control, use it. If you’re not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) March 24, 2019
Handler writes about how socio-political heedlessness is ‘failing’ innocent children across USA. Chelsea Handler does not want any more suffering. Hence, for that reason, to campaign for gun control in their best capacity.
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To tell you the truth, she is not wrong for blaming fallacious gun laws as the driving force behind the ongoing tragedies. People responded with different attitudes to Chelsea Handler as she called them to raise their voices for gun control. While some concurred, others asserted that the situation calls for more attention to be paid to mental health at the moment. And there is nothing wrong with that too.
But at least, prompt actions are being taken to resolve the latter. According to the Herald, more than 60 school, county, city, child services, and law enforcement officials, as well as mental health specialists, teachers, and parents, met for an emergency meeting on Sunday afternoon to discuss taking action to address mental health issues. But as for the case of gun control, there have been no big-scale discussions. In fact, some people are yet to realize it as a taxing problem.
Chelsea Handler is just one person, and the Parkland shootings are just one tragic example. The heart of America is bleeding, and stitches won’t help unless there is a guarantee that some unhinged criminal won’t be on the loose again. The Parkland shooting survivors may have endured the tragedy, but they are all victims considering the psychological impact the shootings have imbued on their brains, probably forever. Mental health is a bipartisan issue, but so is gun control. And prevention is always better than cure.