Slam on Gun Control

Gun violence is a serious issue in the United States. As of February 14, 2018, when an ex-student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida shot and killed 17 students, there were 1,624 mass shootings in 1,870 days in the country. That's nearly one mass shooting every single day in the past several years. American citizens own more than half of the 650 million civilian-owned guns worldwide. And while the United States makes up less than 5% of the world's population, it holds 31% of global mass shooters.

The recent mass shootings have sparked powerful movements like March for Our Lives and debates about the future of gun control in the United States. What are your thoughts on gun control? You have the power to use your voice to bring awareness to this issue and effect change. This slam is a safe space for you to mourn and share any thoughts, fears, etc. you have regarding this topic.

 

 

 

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WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
Sometimes i rewatch it all over again it's like i'm fighting to save him in my dreams 
3 weeks 1 day ago
On earth rules a king Though higher than sleep, Takes the same wing; Sending humans deep
1 month 1 week ago
I haven't felt pain this unbearable since my grandmother passed,
1 month 2 weeks ago
After I heard he was murdered, I immediately thought it was a sick joke, That some corny punchline would soon follow,
1 month 2 weeks ago
they squeeze the fiberglass grip, head down,  arms at side. one hand,
4 months 6 days ago