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TheGrio: Teens say guns make neighborhoods less safe, but they still want one, study finds

Many of the teens who took part in the study said they don’t feel safe hanging out in their local parks or walking home from school.

BY JOSIAH BATES

For Black and Latino teenagers who live around constant gun violence, safety is always on their minds, yet that concern sometimes leads them to think they need a gun to survive. 

That’s what a new report published by Project Unloaded, a gun violence prevention nonprofit, shows. The goal was to get a more comprehensive perspective from Black and Latino teenagers who live in areas that have high rates of gun violence.

The study was done over the summer by Ahzul, a multicultural research firm that conducted a survey of about 500 participants ages 13 to 17. Many of the teens who took part said they don’t feel safe hanging out in their local parks or walking home from school. 

Read more: https://thegrio.com/2024/01/02/gun-violence-black-latino-teens-study/

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