Let's Talk: Guns and Violence
Join Loop 21 tonight for a TweetUp about firearms on our streets
The murder-suicide of the NFL's Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins not only shocked the nation and left many wondering why, it also put the issue of gun control and gun violence back into the nation's spotlight.
Would Belcher, a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, have killed the mother of his 3-month-old daughter if the nation took a tougher line on gun ownership? Or is the onus on the person, not the weapon in his hand?
The issue is complex, as demonstrated in our story Live by the Gun, which offers real talk from real people about the everyday gun violence they face in a gun-ridden neighborhood in the Bronx, New York City. While violent crime is down in many major cities, in black and brown communities like Chicago, murders are at record numbers.
Let's talk about it! Follow Loop 21 on Twitter to join a TweetUp tonight at 8 p.m. EST when we'll talk about guns, violence and the impact of firearms on our communities. The hashtag is #L21GunChat.
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