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
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So I recently began the membership process for a range close by my house. I figured this will be a great way to shoot more and get more involved in the shooting community. And of course what better way to do this than close to my own home? Well, after poking around, turns out that I’m not the only woman on Staten Island who wants to shoot. This really got me thinking. NYC is known for being anti-gun, but my part in Staten Island is a little bit more open and supportive to the Second Amendment, and preserving it. This is probably the best thing to happen to me since I first held a firearms in my hand. If it’s one thing I learned, women know how to make mountains MOVE. We’re a force to be reckoned with and together we are damn near unstoppable. Just knowing how many women want to get involved in shooting from my hometown is
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