According to a new survey, when asked to list their biggest concerns for our country, gun violence comes before climate change and abortion rights for those ages 13 to 25.
Two years ago, guns became the leading cause of death for children and adolescents.
This is why I usually have little interest in reading yet another survey or poll about what we think about gun violence in our country. What are we doing about it?
The numbers fluctuate percentage-wise, but we already know that most Americans want stricter gun safety measures. We also know that, despite the growing number of mass shootings, most elected Republicans in Congress and state legislatures don’t care how much we want to protect ourselves, our families and our communities. If you think I’m being unnecessarily partisan, check out their voting records on gun safety and get back to me.
Listen to young people about guns
Better yet, let’s spend a few minutes with the findings of a new survey on gun violence that I do think is worthy of my time, and yours. This is one by Project Unloaded, which focuses on lifting the voices of today’s Generation Z. It partnered with Global Strategy Group and surveyed 1,000 people ages 13 to 25 to hear what they had to say about guns and gun violence.