Protests in Philadelphia for Different Stances on Gun Reform

WE ALL AGREE THERE'S A PROBLEM, BUT HOW TO SOLVE IT...NOT SO MUCH; ONE VIEWPOINT:

One woman speaks about how after the synagogue shooting, to take weapons away from the citizens would only take from them their ability to defend themselves. With tears in her eyes she implores the representative of her city to promote safety, and education if anything.

The other man, Justin Dillon makes the point that making measures like these right after catastrophes are playing off of emotions. He makes the point that prevention is not in how we react to heinous acts, but how we prevent them from happening at all.

The woman continues to explain that the explanation of the gun can say a lot. She views a gun as something that could protect a life as easily as it could end one. She reiterated that it is not about politics, it is about their constitutional right to be able to protect themselves. Both parties continued to reiterate that there are many ways to approach things like gun violence, and the approach of taking guns from citizens would only endanger citizens further.

The meeting with the representative of the mayor concluded. In their attempts to have a discussion with someone high up, nobody was supposedly available. In the lobby things got a bit tense in attempts to speak with anyone on the city council.

MEANWHILE STUDENTS SPEAK OUT ON THE ISSUE WITH A DIFFERENT MESSAGE

As part of the 2018 event “March for Our Lives” hundreds of thousands of Americans organized marches across the country. Philadelphia drew quite a crowd as it seems. On the website for the movement, march for our lives states that the combined number of people who marched made this the largest global protest in history. That was in March of 2018. The movement started by survivors of the Parkland shooting, they are striving to grow their network for reforms that they hope will end gun violence.

It would appear that as with most things, regardless of which side of the spectrum you fall we still have one thing in common. As long as we forfeit political power to the government to the extent we do, the bigger issues will not be solved. For now, it would appear the mayor of Philadelphia must do something, but pleasing everyone may be nearly impossible if new ideas arent proposed.

– Adam Rice

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