There’s Democratic. There’s Republican and then there’s millennials..
The most influential generation. The generation that has been said to one day change the world and the way it works. Millennials are somewhat rebels and free spirited individuals, going against the grain, if you will. In my last article, I shared various feelings and concerns from millennials who were pro-gun rights, and millennials who were pro-gun control. (CLICK HERE to read last week’s article) With much needed research and study analysis, I am able to share with you a new stance that this extravagant generation has come up with in regard to this popular gun control issue.
Last week I shared that Wisconsin was in favor of allowing unlicensed individuals to be able to legally carry concealed weapons. After reading many responses from viewers I figured I would speak a little more in depth on what millennials are actually in favor of. This week I have learned that Georgia has proposed a gun law but it wasn’t exactly like Wisconsin’s.
Georgia has now voted ‘yes’ to allowing guns to be permitted in public colleges and university campuses. The bill sponsor state representative, Mandi Ballinger, said that this bill would allow those who choose to do so, to protect themselves should they feel the need to.
While many Republicans would agree with the above comment, Democrats on the other hand disagree, stating that this bill puts firearms into the hands of 21 year olds in a pressurized environment.
Rep Karla Drenner, stated that the problem of crime on campus cannot be solved by allowing students to walk around with possession of firearm permitted to them.
“We cannot solve this problem by arming our children.” she said. “We have to arm them with awareness and good sense.”
Despite how Democrats and Republicans feel about gun control, millennials have their own idea of reconciling with opposing sides of this great controversy.
The most powerful generation of gun right voters are millennials. Young people are the most gun-pro generation in America. 2/3 of young people have seriously considered owning a firearm. Growing to a whopping 70%, young adults believe civilians should have the right to own assault weapons.
As a result of the killings of unarmed teens, violence in neighborhoods, and the simple fact that people are afraid of not being protected, the vast majority of young people support what they believe to be a legitimate reason to owning firearms. Individuals who support gun control support it because they want to feel protected and secured.
Millennials have come to a resolution that includes both sides of the fence. Democrats feel that people are not protected with guns everywhere. Republicans feel that individuals should be able to protect themselves if the individual feels threatened. Here’s how millennials feel:
Ultimately, millennials support gun control but they advocate for laws to restrict gun ownership by the mentally ill, alcohol abusers, juvenile delinquents and other people who may be predisposed to violence and abuse of handling a firearm.
“I don’t think it is necessarily that I want to ‘infringe’ on rights or take away guns by any means. I understand that firearms are used recreationally; I have friends that have gone their entire lives around rifles and have gone to shooting ranges with automatic weapons and do so recreationally. They’ve never been shot at, they’ve never had a relative shot, nor have they been around violence, and I think a lot of that is cultural,” said Denny Baek, a millennial leader from California.
“But if your records are having a hard time being cleared, you perhaps might not be the kind of individual that should be purchasing firearms.”
Understanding the concept of the rejected political ideas of Democratic and Republicans has been the nuclei of research. The consistency of our own creative platform is what makes us stand out. The political views of the millennial generation are somewhat customized to fit our own liking regardless of what any other political party has felt. As millennials come to power, we will have a unique opportunity to turn our “millennial’s consensus” into actual public policy. To usher in an era of reform is a goal that millennials plan to carry out.