Editorial Contest Winner: Kevin Jacobson “Enough Gun Violence”

How many more people have to die before the government takes action? There is a direct relationship between gun availability and gun violence.

Everyone already knows this, but no politician will ever take action because the gun lobby and the NRA have too much power for any politician to mount a significant campaign against them.

The only way to ensure that there is change in the current system is for people to stand up go into the voting booth, and elect leaders who aren’t tied to the hip with the NRA.

We need to unify and declare that gun violence is not acceptable, and that guns need to have higher regulation.
I should not be able to go into a gun shop at the age of 18 and purchase an assault rifle.