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.
Candy man candy man I made a hundred racks Now youngboy a ladies man
7 hours 39 min ago
Two years ago. Two years ago, I was giggling and laughing with my friends on Valentines Day, Sharing chocolate
2 days 2 hours ago
Two years ago. Two years ago, I was giggling and laughing with my friends on Valentines Day, Sharing chocolate
2 days 2 hours ago
A day that most people would know to be a romantic holiday where you spend it with your loved ones 
4 days 4 hours ago
24 hours, 1440 minutes, 86400 seconds, 32 dead, 2 cities, 2 men, 2 guns.  One day in America. The normal for millions. 
1 week 4 days ago