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Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Young People’s Concrete Policy Recommendations to Address Gun Violence Prevention in America

When history reflects upon a generation, it is gentle with mistakes but unforgiving of apathy.  The general excuses of politics – poor timing, greater challenges to face, deals struck at the 11th hour – give way to the realization that, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. so gracefully articulated, the “arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”  In light of the shocking events of 2012, in which American fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters buried too many of their own, the Millennial generation has banded together to demand that the current, convoluted regulation of firearms should not undermine the welfare and longevity of our own citizens.

Millennials cannot afford to bury any more of their children or their peers because of an irresponsible society. From this moment onward, members of the Millennial generation commit to the goal of planned obsolescence of the term “gun violence.” With solemn intention and yet unshaken optimism, we submit the following recommendations and commentaries for immediate review and implementation to curb gun violence in America. 


Catch the latest op-ed and blog pieces from members and supporters of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force:


The Nation Magazine: Millennials and Guns by Ryan Dahrouge & Jamira Burley

PolicyMic: Meet the Generation That Will End Gun Violence in America by Adam Jutha

NDN: A Millennial Era Approach to Preventing Gun Violence by Morley Winograd and Michael Hais

Campus Progress: Report Says Solution to Gun Violence Rests With Youth by Marc Peters

Huffington Post: A Millennial Era Approach to Preventing Gun Violence by Morley Winograd and Michael Hais

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Washington Weekly: Task Member Hannah Locke is interviewed and discusses the policy recommendations.



Millennial Gun Violence Prevention Task Force by Roosevelt Campus Network

Edited by Adam Jutha (University of North Carolina) and Hannah Locke (Goucher College)