The US Gun Control Debate Facts and Information (Student Protests Article,…
The US Gun Control Debate Facts and Information
Student Protests Article
Shooting at Marjory Stoneman High School March 2018 - 17 students & teachers died.
Students organise March for Our Lives Rally March 24 Washington DC
hundreds of marches all over US & world
speakers called for legislative change & encouraged people to vote
this is great.
National Rifle Association
Gun debate really began after 4 presidents were shot.
NRA was originally created to educate people and regulate and ensure safe and proper use of firearms
5 million members: They have a huge amount of influence on election results and US politics
They weren't a political force until one of their members was shot by a fed
Have the same formula for responding to any mass shooting event
Gun violence - STATS
113 guns per 100ppl
In 2014, 4,300 young people ages 10-24 were victims of homicide - an average of 12 each day
Suicide - guns 90% lead to death , drugs lead to death 25 of the time, and jumping is 34% of the time leads to death
Avoiding desensitisation of school shootings
tracking all school shooting and casualties, 71 deaths/injuries in 2018
Should we be arming teachers and/or students? 45% of the U.S. say yes.