Gun Violence Takes Another Young Life
A 19-year-old was the victim of another bout of gun violence last night.
Anthony Liddell, a sophomore at Costal Carolina University in South Carolina, was shot at an off-campus residence hall that is home for about 2,000 students. So far, police haven't given any information regarding the motive for the shooting.
Anthony joins thousands of others in what many are hoping will become a closed chapter in our country's history. Since the December shooting in Newtown, Conn., thousands more have died from gun violence. The exact number is hard to come by, but Slate has been collecting personal stories to try to amass a clear picture. As of today, the publication reports 2,314 people.
The Newtown shooting that took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults ignited national and state leaders to craft plans for curbing gun violence. Colorado passed a law last week banning firearms from state college campuses. The Obama Administration proposed a collection of adjustments to current laws and practices. Discussions range from legislation to examining the effects of violent video games and questioning the state of mental health.
Whatever form the result of these discussions end up taking, young people have joined with lawmakers, families of victims, teachers, and advocates to ensure the thousands of lives lost in recent years to gun violence transform into a safer future for our country.
Lydia is the Journalism Network Associate with Campus Progress.