Three Sides to Every Story

The old saying “there’s always three sides to every story” has never held more truth. I was recently interviewed by Hannah Jiang, a graduate student at Columbia Journalism School. Her assignment was to interview two people with conflicting views on one subject. After reading her paper and reading her interview with another women who is an advocate for more gun control, one thing became very clear to me. There needs to be more logical and reasonable conversation from both sides. I’ve attached the completed paper she had sent me and I encourage you to read it.

You’ll find that the opposing argument seems to be more against gang violence than gun violence, but of course it pushes for more gun control rather than actually solving the underlying issue. As a medic, I treat people with illnesses everyday. We have many medications that can stabilize a plethora of medical conditions. As a medical professional, we look for the underlying condition. I can stop your bleeding by placing a bandage over it, but you’re still injured. You can take guns away, but you’re still going to have violence. How about we move forward by focusing on the underlying issue of mass shootings? And gang shootings? Suicides? THOSE are the problems. Not inanimate objects.

Leave me your comments on what you think!

Finding the Middle- Two Voices on Guns in New York City

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