A Lot Of Teens Think Gun Control Will Stop Mass Shootings
By Tom Knighton
When it comes to school shootings, I understand completely why teens have a strong opinion on the matter. In their minds, at least, they’re the prime target of such killings. While school shootings aren’t the entirety of mass shootings in this country, it’s still understandable that teens have some concern. When we look at other high profile mass shootings, those happened in places teens go too. Church, concerts, movie theaters, malls, all places where you’ll find a teen contingent.
So yeah, it’s understandable they have an opinion.
It doesn’t mean we should bow to their opinion, though. Especially when it’s so wrong.
Roughly two in three U.S. teens believe that tougher gun control laws might help prevent mass shootings, a survey suggests.
Researchers recruited young people on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, then surveyed 772 participants via text message to get their thoughts on gun control. Most participants were white, more than half were female, and most still lived with their parents.
Overall, 62 percent thought stricter gun control laws would help decrease mass shootings, while about one-third thought this wouldn’t have any impact, researchers report in JAMA Pediatrics.
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Source:: Bearing Arms