Deanna Watson, Lafayette Journal & Courier
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – From a young age, Purdue student Paige Carter has wanted to confront the narrative that more guns make us safer, and now she has a national stage to speak her message.
“Going to school at my age, having to do school shooter drills,” Carter, 20, told the Journal & Courier, “had a deep impact on me and my generation. It’s frustrating because gun violence is so much a part of our lives but we’re never involved in the conversation.”
Carter, in her third year at Purdue, has been selected to be a member of this year’s Project Unloaded National Youth Council, an organization focusing on reducing gun violence.