Our Safety, Our Issue

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Our Safety, Our Issue

https://www.newsday.com/opinion/oped/the-nra-used-to-support-gun-control-adam-winkler-1.3865217

https://www.newsday.com/opinion/oped/the-nra-used-to-support-gun-control-adam-winkler-1.3865217

https://www.newsday.com/opinion/oped/the-nra-used-to-support-gun-control-adam-winkler-1.3865217

Meya Smith, Editor-in-Chief

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My life should not be put at risk because it is easy for a teenager with mental illness to have access to your firearms. Teens across the nation are sick and tired of the mass shootings resulting in too many lives lost before they were truly allowed to live.

 

No more thoughts and prayers. Now it is time for action. March 14, 2018 a nation-wide school walk out is taking place starting at 10 A.M. according to time zones, where students are to walk out of class for 17 minutes; a minute for every life taken in the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

 

The walk-out is to demonstrate our demand for gun reform and call attention to the overwhelming feeling of unsafety as students are at school. Fast Company writes, “All people in this country, particularly children, should feel safe and should not live in fear of a gunman killing them in their school, place of worship, or a nightclub,” the demonstration organizers wrote in a statement posted on Facebook. “We expect our leaders to do whatever is required to keep us safe. That has not happened.”

 

Other marches regarding gun safety are on March 24, The March of Our Lives taking place in Washington, D.C., and April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. To be more involved, visit this website  to sign the petition and fight for our lives.

 

This issue concerns us, not just in politics, but this is now a matter of life or death. What if it was our school, our friends, or your life lost. Take action now, before it’s too late. The cycle will continue until we demand change.

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