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.
Can I tell you a story?  The story of a heart, beating in time with itself, never knowing hurt. Can I tell you a story?
1 day 16 hours ago
The children of the future are dying Yet not one of our leaders are trying Is it such a crime to put out gun laws
2 days 12 hours ago
I sit and I stare, completely unaware.  for now, I’m calm, holding my palms.  i hear the door break and shots fire 
3 days 16 hours ago
Was it the day I was born  Or the color I have worn Was it the day I was born  Or the color I have worn
6 days 1 hour ago
They try they try handing me guns with bullets,
6 days 10 hours ago