No student should ever feel worried about the state of their safety when at school and we are with everyone on that issue. This is a frustration that is held nationwide. Black specifically African American youth have been protesting and organizing around violence and gun violence in the United States for some time.
This is only slightly less than the number killed in car crashes and accidental poisonings including drug overdoses.
Further, we call on the Congress and the Administration to make additional federal funds available, as an urgent national priority, for rigorous peer-reviewed research by experts from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to investigate ways of reducing the tragic loss of life in incidents involving guns.
That just adds to the endangerment of students and particularly students of color. Dear Everyone, We want to give our sincerest condolences to the families and friends of the victims who died in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14th But we also believe that our schools needs more than just an absence of guns to be safe.
Unfortunately, in the U. We need to feel safe in our schools. Restorative justice so that when conflict happens, we can resolve it in a real way.
More guidance counselors, school counselors, and people in our schools invested in our well-being and our futures. The abundance of guns in the U. But we often get ignored or told to stop our fight.
The issue of gun control is important.
Congress defunded research on gun safety and gun injury at the Centers for Disease Control. We are going to take part in the National School Walkout on March 14th, for 17 minutes at 10am. In that spirit, we admire your courage to speak up and protest, bringing light to a great conversation about gun violence in this country.
If you want to keep the conversation going and turn those words into action come to our rallies and events, help us get our messages out through your platforms, support Black and Brown leadership, notice where Black and Brown people may already be leading in your community, stay engaged, pay attention to other issues, join an organization, learn more about white supremacy and the history of our country.
This type of justice will be totally opposite from the current discipline systems in our schools that send us down the school-to prison pipeline. We feel very bad for the people who died and we have sympathy for those who survived in the incident.
We are glad you met with Chicago teens to talk about gun violence and honored that Black people and people of color have been dealing with violence for a long time. Keeping moving towards our collective liberation and safety.
Far from fostering a better understanding of gun deaths, the U. In our larger world, we need a systematic and global end to white supremacy. Thank you for taking the time to read. Arming teachers is the worst idea we have ever heard. Police out of our schools.
Teachers and staff that look like us: But we are still mad for a lot of reasons right now. It subsequently imposed constraints on research on guns and public health sponsored by the National Institutes for Health.
How is that fair? We get mistreated in our schools on a daily and nothing seems to get done about it. People may get tired of hearing the same conversations being brought up but these conversations are ones that need to happen in order for change to be made.Tags: anti-gun media Gun Owners of America media bias roots of violence Santa Fe High School shooting Author's Bio: Tom Knighton Tom Knighton is a Navy veteran, a former newspaperman, a.
Eight municipal health directors have banded together to propose that a public health framework be applied to the issue of gun violence. A statement approved by health officials in Essex. In light of recent events occurring nationwide associated with gun-related violence in schools, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) has released the following statement on gun violence on behalf of the Association’s more than 11, members.
Interdisciplinary Group on Preventing School and Community Violence. February 28, PDF Version. School shootings and widespread community gun violence are.
Though gun violence is an issue nationwide, Congress did not address the issue with any sort of gun control legislation inthough a ban on the production of semiautomatic weapons and extended clips and universal background checks were all proposed.
Stalking as a Risk Factor for Future Gun Violence. Stalking is a known risk factor for future violence, and policymakers must act to ensure convicted stalkers do not have easy access to guns.Download