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.
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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