A tweet by a lawyer in the United States has gained popularity, as it advocates for stricter gun control in America.
In light of the devastating aftermath of the Florida gun shooting, many people in the United States and all over the world are advocating for stricter gun control in the United States.
According to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), 1,977 deaths have occurred in the United States in the year 2018 alone.
Several people took to Twitter to urge the Trump Administration for reformation of gun laws in the country. However, one Twitter user particularly gained everyone’s attention with his tweet.
‘Nathan G’ posted a snide tweet, addressing the priorities of the Trump Administration which have openly and frequently kept a pro-life stance in matters of abortion, but have not addressed matters of gun control efficiently.
He said, “Let’s rename ‘school’ as ‘uterus’ so maybe Republican lawmakers will want to do something about the children dying inside them.”
Comments poured in on the tweet, where some agreed with the lawyer while others had a different take on the issue.
One person stated, “A uterus is more heavily regulated than an assault weapon.”
Another said, “That’s weird you said that. I was just wondering if we called shooting victims fetuses, would the pro-gun people want to do something then?”
A third stated, “Brilliant idea!! Maybe then they’ll get it! It boggles the mind as to their logic that an in the utero embryo has more “right to life” than school child. Maybe we should add to their pro-life signs: “at any age.”
There were others who advocated for stricter gun control by quoting statistics of deaths by gun shootings in America and other countries. It is interesting to note that the number of gun shootings in America greatly supersedes those in countries with much stricter gun control laws.
“Confused. Australia hasn’t had a mass shooting in 21 YEARS directly because of GUN CONTROL. So hard to understand how people could love their guns MORE than the lives of the people who would be saved. It’s human to resist change, but important to admit when change is needed.”
17 innocent and valuable lives were lost in the deadly shooting and 15 other severely injured.
Former President, Barack Obama, also took to his Twitter handle to state how it was time we changed laws pertaining to gun control.
He said, “We are grieving with Parkland. But we are not powerless. Caring for our kids is our first job. And until we can honestly say that we’re doing enough to keep them safe from harm, including long overdue, common-sense gun safety laws that most Americans want, then we have to change.”
The survivors of the great tragedy also got together to organize a gun control march and urge the government to look into the matter on an urgent basis.
May the soul of everyone who lost their lives in the shooting rest in peace.