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?
Gun violence is in the national spotlight again in the wake of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California yesterday. While mass shootings make up most of the headlines, Youth Radio’s Nila Venkat looks at the many other gun incidents fly under the national radar.
There were times when my main focus was to get a gun just so I could have a twisted version of peace of mind.
Growing up in West Oakland, I’ve witnessed things like people getting beat up for snitching to the authorities, and being paid to commit murders. I’ve even been there when my cousins loaded their guns before going to the grocery store.
I used to feel as if a gun was essential in my everyday life.