What it means to THINK THE VOTE

// The importance of civic discourse

Bridge the Divide Top Comments

Q: Should semi-automatic rifles be banned?

yes

“We could protect all of our citizens, and specifically our students from death if we banned these semi-automatic weapons. Please think about the people, not the sport.”

Leah from New Hampshire

no

“Banning the possession of a semi-automatic rifle firearm does what, exactly? Incentivize the black market and boost gun-running cartels for one, certainly. Even so, it limits the ability for private citizens to defend their lives and properties, in the name of reducing crime when in truth there is nigh no evidence to support the notion that a gun ban benefits gun safety. ”

Mateo from Nevada

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“Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.”

– President John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961