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Gun violence persists as a serious issue.

As of March 20, 2018, there have been 17 school shootings this year, according to CNN. Our children are dying in this country in the place where they should feel the most safe – at school.

Congress has been slow to pass any stricter gun legislation in regard to this national epidemic of gun violence. With every attempt to make any small change, it seems legislators are met with resistance and gridlock. For example, after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, where 20 children and six adults were killed, Congress tried to pass a bill that would expand background checks on people trying to purchase a gun, but it was voted down. We’re talking background checks here – not even banning certain types of guns – and still Congress wasn’t able to pass any viable legislation to prevent gun violence.

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