(photo by Tucker Good)
The Florida school shooting that killed 17 people was the 273rd attack in America since the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack in 2012.
In total, 430 people have been shot, most of them kids.
You can help prevent future shootings. How? By voting and sharing information with your friends on social media.
You are powerful. You can exercise your right to vote. You can vote against the lawmakers that have voted against gun control laws and vote in lawmakers that will vote for gun control laws. You can share your information with everyone you know.
If you are eighteen are older, you can register to vote. Google search: “How to register to vote in (your state)”
When you receive your ballot, another simple google search will tell you how the candidates will vote in regards to gun control. Google search: “Where does (candidate’s name) stand on gun control?”
Vote for a candidate that will stand up for gun control.
How did your lawmaker vote on gun control?
In 2016, our lawmakers had 4 chances to change gun control laws. Each time they failed to reach the 60 votes necessary to pass those laws. (From this article at Slate.com)
Here is how the vote tallies broke down:
John Cornyn‘s Republican amendment that would allow the government to delay the sale of a firearm to terror suspects “only if [the attorney general] could prove to a judge within three business days of the attempted sale there was probable cause to suspect the buyer of ties to terrorism,” according to the Post.
Now get out there and change the world.