On March 22, 2021 there was a mass shooting in Boulder, CO that left multiple dead and even more hurt. On the very same day, Iowa state Republican senators voted to get rid of permits as a necessity when carrying guns in public. Guns have always played an essential part in American culture, no matterContinue reading “The Future of Guns”
America’s gun business has a huge impact on the U.S economy, bringing in several billion dollars each year. Sources: Industry market Research, reports, and statistics. (n.d.). Retrieved April 09, 2021, From https://www.ibisworld.com/industry-statistics/employment/guns-ammunition-manufacturing-united-states/ Firearm and ammunition INDUSTRY economic Impact • nssf. (2021, March 16). Retrieved April 09, 2021, From https://www.nssf.org/government-relations/impact/#:~:text=In%20fact%2C%20in%202020%20the,firms%20seemingly%20unrelated%20to%20firearms. Foundation, N. (2021, March 17). EconomicContinue reading “Economic Impact”
Osyrus is an activist who combines his passion for arts and social justice. He works to help raise awareness for various civil rights movements such as racial inequality and criminal justice reform. I had the opportunity to sit down with Osyrus and discuss in-depth just how much gun violence affects communities of color in theContinue reading “The Effect of Gun Culture In Communities of Color”
Peace and civil rights mural in Little Rock on 7th Street.
I reached out to many people regarding gun violence, more specifically for people who went through a loss in their family caused by gun. I met Erica Garcia and she told me more about her brother’s story. Sources: Gun violence in America. (2021, February 25). Retrieved April 10, 2021, from https://everytownresearch.org/report/gun-violence-in-america/
“Gun violence shapes the lives of millions of Americans who witness it, know someone who was shot, or live in fear of the next shooting.” Sources: Gun violence archive. (n.d.). Retrieved April 12, 2021, from https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/ More than 50 years of U.S. mass shootings: The victims, SITES, killers and weapons. (n.d.). Retrieved April 12, 2021,Continue reading “Gun Violence”
This gun show took place on February, 2021 in Marshall, AR.
Karen Ricketts is a young woman who loves to be involved in the community. Born and raised in Arkansas, Karen fights for what she believes to be “dangerous for the members of the community.”
Bob Bailey is well known in Arkansas for his passion for creating and dealing guns. I had the opportunity to talk more in-depth about gun culture and gun rights with him.
Contrary to what everyone may think, guns have not always served the same purpose for Americans as they do now. The subtle yet controversial outline of a gun within one’s pocket illustrates dignity and patriotism for some, while fear or violence for others. When looking at the United States on the international stage, guns areContinue reading “Gun Culture”