In November of 2012, Jordan Davis, 17, was shot 10 times for playing "loud rap music" at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida. Lucia McBath has desperately tried to get justice for her son. She believes Davis has received justice, but she hopes other parents can get justice for themselves. McBath is a part of a group called 'Moms Demand Action'. They hope for justice for all children and teens suffering from gun violence.
Gun control has been a debate for years. Many Americans know what side they're on, yet fail to think of the other opinions. The Financial Word shows many different arguments of the topic, with different perspectives on each topic. The article goes on the say ," In the wake of an increasing number of mass, public shootings, 2016 presidential hopefuls are experiencing a dramatic shift, and candidates are being forced to talk more on gun control." The author is hopeful for a brighter future, with or without gun control.
Michael Bloomberg has been a known activist for gun control for years. As the mayor of New York City, he has publicly spoken out about his stance on gun control. He states, "We’ve tried to work to get background checks in at the state level because it seems not likely at the federal level at the moment."
In America, gun control is a large topic of conversation. Philip Bump explains the opposing arguments of this debate. He says ," Most Americans support some specific gun laws; many oppose others." Bump shows that a very small amount of people oppose gun laws in general. He gives evidence for different types of people and their views on the topic.
Many people are on opposing sides of the gun control debate debate. The author, Robert Farago, believes gun control might not be the answer. Farago says ,"No assault weapons ban, no gun violence restraining order, no ammunition magazine capacity law would have prevented the San Bernardino slaughter." He thinks whether gun laws are enforced or not, it will not change the number of homicides.
Many people wake up one morning not knowing this will be their last day. Caitlin Hammaren did just that. She was shot in her own high school by a man who was mentally ill along with 31 of her classmates and teachers. Melanie Spina believes the NRA is doing nothing about the increasing number of gun related homicides.