A Call for Stronger Gun Control

By SABAT ALI, age 9

PHOTO: The All-Nite Images
PHOTO: The All-Nite Images

The Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church massacre in South Carolina, the WBDJ journalists shooting in Virginia and the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon that ended with 10 dead are just a few recent shootings that have led to a new round of calls for tighter gun control laws. The group Everytown for Gun Safety is campaigning to put pressure on Congress and the White House to enact stricter gun regulations.

According to the Washington Post, as of August, there have been 247 mass shootings in 2015, each with at least four people shot. Today, the United States averages one mass shooting per day.

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