Slam on Gun Control

On May 24, 2022 a mass shooting occurred at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. A total of nineteen students and two teachers were killed by an 18-year-old gunman. This massacre has sparked an important conversation about gun control in the United States. In 2022 alone, there have been more than two hundred mass shootings (defined as having a casualty of four or more people) in the nation. Gun laws vary by state, so there are no universal policies about required background checks, mental health evaluations, or permits to carry a concealed weapon. It has been proven that places with strict gun laws have fewer gun-related deaths. Without change to United States gun laws, this pattern of tragedy and violence will likely continue.

Your feelings, whether they are anger, grief, heartbreak, or just plain confusion, are all valid. That's why we've created this slam - a space for you to share all your thoughts regarding the recent mass shootings and gun control. Your words have the power to enact change. It's time to make your voice heard.

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Submissions

WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
I cannot cry,
1 month 2 weeks ago
One shot one bang, don't you know that's all it takes, it pierces through the skin and flesh,
4 months 1 week ago
Shift the cogFinally, my finger touched the cogThat separated me from outside worldWhile in a dank and dark deep fogIn a hole that confir
4 months 3 weeks ago
All the kids who died, for their wounded friends and safety at risk they cried, the future that they were deprived,
5 months 3 weeks ago
Checklist for a teacher; remember that there are no guarantees.
6 months 2 weeks ago