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American Youth Are Far Too Familiar With Gun Violence

Youth Radio

I was sad when I heard about the 26 innocent people who were killed at the school last Friday, but I wasn’t shocked. Shootings happen every day, especially where I’m from. I feel that my life is in danger. I hear gunshots all the time. I’ve seen people get shot. And I’ve lost a lot of friends and family to gun violence on the streets of Oakland. Many have been innocent victims, but too many people I know are also part of the problem, simply because they own guns.

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