For century’s gun violence has been a major issue in America. In 1990, the nation’s capital was better known as, murder capital, with a recorded 472 homicides. The next year, the number went up to 482 homicides, ranking D.C. as the city with the most homicides nationwide.
Caleb Keeter, a guitarist with the Josh Abbott Band was publicly opposed to gun control. However, after being caught in the fire of the Las Vegas mass shooting on Oct. 1, he publically changed his stance on gun legislation.
People yelled and ran for cover as gunshots sprung into the crowd during the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. The gunman, 61-year old, Stephen Paddock, fired hundreds of rounds of ammunition from his 32nd floor Mandalay Bay hotel room into a crowd of concertgoers, leaving 59 people dead and more than 500 people injured.
Gun crimes continue to be an issue in Washington, D.C. neighborhoods. This year, the Metropolitan Police Department calculated over 90 homicide victims.
Since the introduction of the Second Amendment in 1791, gun control has been a heavily debated topic in the U.S. While those in favor of gun control spoke out after the recent Las Vegas massacre, those opposed to gun control are often less vocal following an attack. Protesters on both sides of the gun control debate often take to social media platforms to air their grievances. But the issue is more complicated than a simple Twitter post would let on.
Nearly every mass shooting in the U.S. sparks a relitigation of the country’s gun laws, or lack thereof. Policy proponents say more regulation will keep firearms out of the hands of those who intend to harm others, while gun-rights groups say criminals don’t follow laws and would ignore gun laws as well. The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees citizens the right to bear arms, but many other developed countries do not have a reciprocal right.
A true hero.We were honored to have Chargers fan Jonathan Smith, who saved as many as 30 people in the Vegas tragedy, join us at practice. pic.twitter.com/gG1K8Y7dDE — Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) October 20, 2017 Over the last 24 hrs I have gone through lots of emotions… #Stopthehate #PrayForLasVegas pic.twitter.com/vHxijmKh6n — Jason Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) October 3, 2017 Remembering the beautiful Jennifer Irvine #VegasStrong #PrayforLasVegas (at @MoonshineFlats) https://t.co/k6oyXLXxPw pic.twitter.com/pNvwKnYIir — Inga Intriago (@ingaintriago) October 20, 2017 Funeral service for #LVShooting victim, Hannah Ahlers, opens with Amazing Grace pic.twitter.com/TXpdNvatKP — Lauren Coronado (@KESQLauren) October 13, 2017 Heather Alvarado‘s funeral is today. Her husband says the toughest part was explaining to their children what happened to her in Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/8nxJfke2WY — Alex Cabrero (@KSL_AlexCabrero) October 13, 2017 I don’t know how to say goodbye so I’ll say may we meet again #carriebarnette#love#friendship… https://t.co/byvMmJJwLe — Karen (@Cheerfulanne) October 9, 2017 If anyone […]
ROCKVILLE—For years Gilbert Indoor Shooting Range had a rifle outfitted with a bump stock, the same attachment used by the shooter in Las Vegas that made his AR-15 shoot nearly as fast as an automatic weapon, but no one cared to ask for it.
Gun control policy is one of the issues of the decade. Recently, there has been mass shootings in various parts of the country and the debate on gun control laws has been at the center of it all. In 2012, a man walked into an elementary school in Connecticut killing 20 students and six adults. In the summer of 2016, a man walked into Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL and killed 49 people. Less than a month ago, a man obtained over 15 guns in Las Vegas where he killed 58 people and wounded 500.
Senators reacted on Twitter were grief, shock, and – in some cases – calls for gun control after a lone gunman shot into a crowd of concertgoers at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Oct. 1. 1/6 President Trump's decision to weaken the Iran nuclear agreement is reckless and irresponsible. pic.twitter.com/XJLINSnc3E — Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) October 13, 2017