Raquel Walker knows the tragedies of gun violence, so she finds Georgia’s gun laws to be upsetting.
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Before I was born, my father was murdered by a person with a gun. After my father died, my mother never wanted to replace him. Fifteen years later, my mother was the victim of an accidental gun shooting. Both these incidents left me and my mother forever scarred.
Having two loved ones become victims of gun violence leaves me with nothing but bad feelings about guns.
This year Georgia passed a law that said people can bring guns into public places and places that serve alcohol.
How could I agree with this law since the two people who created me had their whole life changed by guns? I guess the people who wrote this new law think more guns lead to more peace but it’s actually the other way around.
When I learned about this new law I felt like my heart had sunk to the bottom of my stomach. Guns left me without a father in my life and my mother permanently in pain.
I wish people with guns would think more about the potential for harm…and think about how they’d feel if a gun killed or wounded one of their loved ones.