The survivors of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida have a message for lawmakers: we don’t want thoughts and prayers. We want gun control.
Youth Radio has covered the “youth beat” for 25 years, more than a generation. Sadly, our work now includes regular reporting on school shootings.
There have been at least ten school shootings so far in 2018.
News of the Las Vegas shooting was heartbreaking, but sadly, it wasn’t shocking…because I’ve experienced gun violence in my family as well.
Why do majorities of young people of color say they value gun rights over gun control but the majority of young white people say the opposite?
Young people aren’t supposed to be the jaded ones, yet more and more, it feels like gallows humor is the…
We die for the right to love and be loved. We die protecting our own, because the law has yet to protect us. We die because we stand up for ourselves. We die to be seen.
I just wish guns were harder to come by. Maybe then teenagers in my neighborhood would worry about getting their first job or first car before they think about getting their first gun.
Who, if anyone, should be allowed to buy a firearm?