Gun Talk in America
The tragic lost of life that we are seeing in our communities has become the norm in America. Today not only do we see the violence from guns in black & brown communities but also in the white ones. The gun violence in urban cities like Philly and Chicago that white America hasn’t experienced has hit. And it doesn’t seem like its going to just disappear.
The headlines of mass killings that are televised and printed through out the media. Makes people feel a need to have better security. Which in turn actually raise gun sales. Rather it be legally or illegal. I see people tweet about the issue of gun violence being a major factor in black & brown neighborhoods for decades but has never really gotten the attention of the government to change laws or come up with new ones to better the situation. Until recently when these attacks with guns have hit the white communities.
Gun safety, gun control, gun reform, gun legislation. Why has America waited so long to lobby and protest for these? Why wasn’t it a issue when we only saw these types of things happing in black & brown Communities? America not caring for the victims of gun violence in black and brown communities. Might be one of the those answers. What ever the case is America as an whole has a problem, a gun problem. That needs to be solved. As to how and when it will be solved is still to be determined.
Lawmakers recently voted no on a bill that would reduce gun violence. Which isn’t a good sign for those that are really pushing for gun control
The Hip Hop Party for the People will be hosting our next panel that is apart of our event series The Political Hot Spot it will be at the end of May the topic is “Gun Talk” the panel will feature various points of views on the issue/crisis of guns and gun violence that America is facing right now. The Political Hot Spot is a political education forum for the community to have open dialogue on social issues in education, art, politics, culture, current events.
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