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Do we need more African American voices in the gun debate?

  • No we do not.

    We do need more African American voices in the gun debate. We need more African American voices, Caucasian voices, Latino voiced, and more voiced from every culture. It is something that will effect everyone, so each race and culture needs to step up into the debate so they can be heard.

  • Yes we do.

    I think we do need more African American voices in the gun debate. I never thought about it before, but you don't really see that many African Americans speaking out when it comes to this topic. It may be through no fault of their own. It could be that we are just not hearing them.

  • Everyone Should Speak Up

    I believe the gun debate in America is a very important one that will affect every United States citizen. I believe it is important for African Americans, as well as all other races, to throw their two cents in. What happens should be based on what the majority feel is right for the nation.

  • We need more African American voices in the gun debate.

    We need more African American voices in the gun debate. This is because of the fact that there is a large part of the African American population that is not involved in politics. As any debate needs to have a circumspect and full representative population to be effective, we need more African American voices in the gun debate.

  • Of Course

    It really isn't a race issue. It's a fundamental moral issue. We have the right to bear arms for this specific reason: government cannot infringe upon it. The shot heard round the world did not happen for no reason. The government has no authority to take away defense from the people.

  • Emphatically yes.

    Yes, we emphatically need more African American voices in the gun debate. Whenever there's a mass shooting, the country cries, but what about the shootings that happen on street corners in cities every single day, mostly to African American young males? We need to engage those mothers and fathers and relatives and teachers of those children, and community supporters, because this is a human problem that exists every single day.

  • Yes, votes are good

    We need more votes from everyone, from rich to poor, from black to white, and everything in between. To say we do not need the votes of a certain group is naive. Something that is a national issue needs representation from all walks of life, no matter the background or beliefs.

  • No we do not need to specifiy race

    In any debate on our society we should not be concerned with the color of the skin of the people debating. We should take those most qualified to debate and get their input. This is a major problem with society today, we are too busy trying to make things equal for all races when we have to realize we shouldn't even be looking at race. A person is a person.

  • More reason, not more race

    The debate needs more intelligence and sense, not more politics and race. If Blacks want to speak their mind on the issue that's fine. But the debate doesn't need to be turned into a racial issue. It's emotional enough as is, we don't need to add racial overtones as well.

  • This is an American Issue, Not a Race Issue

    Everyone has the right to speak up about issues they care about and issues that are important. However, I don't think we need to go out of our way to look for African American voices on the gun debate. The gun issue can be discussed with logic and evidence, which means race shouldn't even matter.


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