The recent rash of mass shootings has unfortunately been accompanied by an unprecedented assault on our constitutional safeguards by the liberal left. The Pennsylvania Constitution says it even better than our Second Amendment to the United States Constitution – “The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.” I also find it interesting that nearly 97 percent of mass shootings occur in gun-free zones, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center.

I am not in the camp with those who believe the answer lies in taking away guns. In my opinion, the responsibility lies with the individual, who in the end will still look to commit a violent act using some other form of weapon if he or she feels motivated enough to do so. I feel society must do a better job from the mental health side of the equation if are going to make any headway in curbing gun violence.

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