The gun debate: Out of the mouths of teens

teenagersPBS Newshour asked high school teenagers for their thoughts on the gun debate. Their comments are enlightening. Are lawmakers listening to this generation?

I found it interesting that the African American teens seemed to lean towards gun regulation, gun control and high security measures, such as metal detectors. Meanwhile, one young man from West Virginia, where hunting is popular, hinted that guns are a way of life and therefore, all that can be done is “raising awareness and keeping hope.” If that doesn’t say something about what ones concerns and fears are when growing up in different surroundings/neighborhoods, I don’t know what does.

Budding inventors should look out for the girl who suggests a “non-lethal defense system.” She may be onto something.

Watch Students Across the U.S. Reflect on Gun Control on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.