Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Gun Violence

Tavarus Lewis
Roseville High School

I believe that gun violence should be addressed by the youth in our community. You may not know this, but more children and teens die from gunfire than cancer, HIV and AIDS combined. Controlling gun violence is a huge challenge because there is treatment for diseases, but the only way that gun violence and even be controlled is with our hard work.

Did you know that 60% of high school kids and 31% of middle school kids can get a gun if they wanted to? These are very serious statistics, and it is horrible that young males and females have this kind of access to guns.
I believe that if illegal guns continue to remain in the streets, gun violence will never end. I believe that there should be strict laws on firearms to help solve some of these problems. This is why the Youth Initiative Project sets high goals for finding solutions to gun violence in our scho

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