BY ELLIOT HUGHES
It’s hard to change any adult’s mind about anything, let alone a subject as heated as guns in the U.S.
That’s why a national nonprofit’s social media campaign about gun violence is focused on teens, and the Milwaukee area is one of a dozen cities where the campaign is live.
“We all know very well, as we get to be adults, it’s very hard to shift our views on all kinds of topics, but that’s not true when it comes to young people,” said Nina Vinik, the executive director of Project Unloaded. “It is a period when they’re collecting knowledge. They’re forming their attitudes that ultimately will lead to their behaviors — their choice whether or not to own and use guns.”