Shoot hoops, not guns!
The Parkland Shooting marked the 30th mass shooting in America in 2018. It is heartbreaking to see innocent lives and children’s lives taken on a daily basis and no change has been taken to protect our citizens. It disgusts me when people care more about their Second Amendment rights than people’s lives. A person’s life should not be questioned if it is worth more than their constitutional right to bear arms. What’s even more astonishing is that people just throw the Second Amendment words around not even knowing its history and why it was included in the Bill of Rights.
The second amendment states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This was created to protect people from tyranny and involved regular gun inspections and background checks.
Gun control is a topic that is never going to end and will always be relevant because mass shootings have become more common in America now than any other time in history. But in a world of social media and the vast change our country has been going through in the past few years, we need to take action now. Generation Z really makes a Millennial like me look bad because those kids are taking steps to reform gun laws. They are not proposing to take away people’s arms, however they advocate for stricter gun laws. I just don’t understand why something like that is up for debate when children are dying in their classrooms, people are shot in music festivals, diners, places of worship, shopping malls, and the list goes on and on.
The March For Our Lives, organized by the Parkland shooting victims, was created as a wakeup call for America and to remind people of the bigger picture that a human being’s life should not be more valuable than a gun. A lot of people will say nothing will change, but change is happening. This march alone was a change and a voice for the children of Parkland and other victims to stand up and use their First Amendment rights by reminding lawmakers that they won’t allow their brothers’ and sisters’ lives be taken by guns anymore. You can make a change by educating yourself on gun laws, take action in your local town hall, and attend your local polls to make your voice heard in the upcoming midterm elections.
Or you can easily show your solidarity through your fashion choices, just like how I am in the above pictures. The shirt I’m wearing is a collaboration from a brand called Clutch. The brand promotes meaningful and social awareness through their basketball fashion and lifestyle. It is beautiful seeing a company like Clutch give proceeds from this shirt and create a Gofundme link for the Parkland shooting victims. Ethical and conscientious brands like this will always have my support. This is a brand that is not afraid to create controversial fashion and use it for a better cause. It’s always better to remind people to shoot hoops, not guns. Check them out and take your first step of change by purchasing this shirt and helping the victims of the Parkland shooting. https://clutchauthority.myshopify.com/