Guy’s Tweet About Gun Control Is Going Viral After Florida Shooting

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In the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Florida, the conversation regarding America’s gun laws continues with renewed passion.

Some Americans believe they have a right to own firearms for protection purposes; often citing the Second Amendment which states: ‘the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.’

However, other Americans are fighting for greater gun control; alarmed at the potential for deadly violence which can and is wielded by some of those carrying firearms.

Every society has a duty to protect the lives of its citizens and tragedies such as the Florida shooting, should give politicians pause to reflect upon whether this duty is being upheld.

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Following the massacre, Los Angeles attorney Nathan W. Gabbard tweeted about gun control in relation to the ongoing debate over abortion in America:

Let’s rename ‘school’ as ‘uterus’ so maybe Republican lawmakers will want to do something about the children dying inside them.

Abortion is another contentious issue in the USA.

In January 2018, President Donald Trump addressed anti-abortion protesters at Washington’s National Mall where he stated:

As you all know, Roe v. Wade has resulted in some of the most permissive abortion laws anywhere in the world.

President Trump went on to discuss the anti-abortion measures already taken by his administration, telling protesters:

Because of you, tens of thousands of Americans have been born and reached their full, God-given potential.

However, not everybody agrees with the president’s pro-life stance. Nathan’s tweet resonated with plenty of people, and quickly went viral – at the time of writing, it has been favourited almost 500,000 times.

One person 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?

While another person tweeted:

Brilliant idea!! Maybe then they’ll get it! It boggles the mind as to their logic that an in utero embryo has more ‘right to life’ than a school child.

Maybe we should add to their pro life signs: ‘at any age.’

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting is the eighteenth to have occurred at an American school this year and is the third deadliest in US history.

Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.


Julia Banim

Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications. When not Lad-ing about, she enjoys cooking, reading and trying not to fall over in Yoga.