Teenage Death Rate

Jimmy Edme

Due to a great amount of teen deaths in Maryland because of gun violence, it has become a great need to enforce Strict Gun Laws. According to the source below, it seems as if the gun laws in Maryland are weakened which causes a direct rise in teen deaths.
U.S. Rep. Chris Collins unveiled new federal legislation called the “Second Amendment Guarantee Act,”. If passed, the new bill would prevent all state, county and city governments from enforcing local rifle and shotgun regulations stricter than the ones at the federal level.
Collins’ bill could lift state regulations on many types of assault weapons and machine guns. It would also weaken the state’s strict licensing requirements for buyers and sellers of rifles and shotguns.
In response to the new bill, Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York warned that it would put many people at risk.
Is there anything we can do to stop this bill?

Here’s what we can do:

We can make a Petition.

  • The First Amendment consists of five “freedoms,” which are: Religion, Free Speech, Free Press, Assembly, and Petition.  The Petition section of the first amendment, also commonly referred to as the Petition Clause, states that “People have the right to appeal to government in favor of or against policies that affect them or in which they feel strongly.


  • This freedom includes the right to gather signatures in support of a cause and to lobby legislative bodies for or against legislation. Lobbying, letter-writing, e-mail campaigns, testifying before tribunals, filing lawsuits, supporting referenda, collecting signatures for ballot initiatives and peaceful protests which are all public articulation of issues, complaints and interests designed to spur government action.

This Article was made with help from Simone Wilson (https://patch.com)