Read below only if you want more of an understanding of what’s been going on the United States with school shootings and the history behind it.
In 2018, a student-led protest called, “March For Our Lives” inspired millions of youths to help change America’s gun laws into obtaining more regulated and stricter ones, and I’m prepared to be a part of this change. On February 14, 2018, a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida which killed 17 students and staff members and injured 17 others. Students from that high school such as Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, and many other survivors of Stoneman Douglas are changing the hearts of people across the nation, and need our help to be louder than ever before. If you don’t really understand what’s been going on, let me explain that too—
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The Second Amendment in the Constitution of United States of America 1789: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Synonym for “regulated”: CONTROL, BALANCE, ETC
Is an 18 year old with an AR-15 equipped to own such a dangerous weapon?
The * Right-to-carry law allows individuals who meet certain “minimally restrictive” criteria (ex: completion of a background check and gun safety course) to carry concealed firearms in most public places.
On February 21, 2018, National Rifle Association (NRA) spokesperson Dana Loesh admittedly stated, “we have a system that's flawed.”
So, besides the fact that we STILL have background checks and gun safety courses “preventing” these types of “mass” shootings from happening, how are they still happening?!
It’s because background checks and courses ARE NOT THE POINT. It is not the answer, it has never been, nor will it ever be the answer. What kills people? GUNS. And what if we got rid of guns?
Ask yourself this—if America didn’t allow guns like Assault Weapons to be legal, would we be able to have as many mass shootings like we are now?
Assault Weapon Definition: assault weapons are semiautomatic firearms with a large magazine of ammunition that were designed and configured for rapid fire and combat use.
Combat use? Rapid Fire? Why do people need those weapons? Shouldn’t the people who are trained professionally be the only using them?
When a mass shooting happens, a terrible spike in purchasing guns go up by 35%.
But how can it feel safe when MORE guns are being bought? The NRA doesn’t want to stop giving out guns to people because they’re making bank…and a lot of it—$337 million to be exact. That was just their income in 2015. Imagine what it’s like now?
HERE’S THE POINT, if you are a RESPONSIBLE gun owner, don’t be offended by any of this. You should be offended when IRRESPONSIBLE gun owners use their weapons to murder innocent human beings. You should be offended when children are held at gunpoint because another human being doesn’t have enough love in their lives. WE CANNOT WAIT FOR MORE MURDERS TO HAPPEN FOR SOMEONE TO BE ABLE TO HEAR OUR CRIES. How many more shootings does America have to go through, to realize that enough is enough?
The guns that we want taken away are FULLY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS as well as bump stocks. If a shooter uses a semiautomatic rifle instead of another type of gun, it INCREASES the chance of victims being hit and killed. America owns more guns than any other country in the WORLD; an estimated 310 million guns are available to American civilians according to a 2009 National Institute of Justice (NIJ) report. It is a known FACT that countries without these dangerous weapons, have lower numbers in death involving a firearm. The United States has the MOST gun crimes in the entire world, and we’re here to put a stop to it. NO MORE GUN VIOLENCE.