What's the Cost Of One Bullet?

Written by Stacey Khizder

A few weeks ago, students from coast to coast walked out of their classrooms to make a statement. In response to the tragic Parkland school shooting that left 17 people dead, student activists are demanding gun control reform. Their symbolic and sudden absence from their classrooms has caught many people's attention.

Gun control is a highly controversial issue in the United States. Thousands of Americans have lost their lives due to gun violence in recent years. Due to their lack of action in response to these alarming statistics, the GOP doesn't seem to be phased. We have to be honest about why. 

America's politicians receive millions from the National Rifle Association. When money and big donors get involved with politicians and campaigns, there's always a favor to be returned. In this case, the NRA funds a majority of GOP leaders with the expectation that they don't implement any policies that will hinder their profitable gun sales. It's a shame that money and greed is valued more than staying true to the Republican 'pro-life' stance. 

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When thinking of the best measures to implement gun control, comedian Chris Rock has an idea: "If a bullet costs $5,000, there would be no more innocent bystanders." 

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Patricia Bell - August 6, 2019

The costs of bullets are our children’s lives Let’s not lose one more life to gun violence

Catherine - March 22, 2018

I am assisting our local students with a March For Our Lives event here in Corvallis Oregon. I wonder how many other TYT members are doing the same in their towns.
Also, I hope you will play the students’ anthem “Shine” as sung by the MSD Drama Club at the CNN Town Hall during your live broadcast. Sorry, I am lousy with getting links.

“Together we will shine a light!” Go TYT!

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