The Lost Boy Who Became A Man

A collection of works that strike my fancy.
I try to avoid this topic, but I need to quit sitting in silence, and speak my mind:This was inside of me at one point in time, this bullet; till I carved it out.If you think gun control is a silly issue, I beg to differ. I lost an eye and my sense of security due to 8 hollow point 38 specials, but more importantly, due to the the man who bought them, and unloaded his revolver on me (no casings were found at the scene, so it’s assumed it was a revolver). This man didn’t just take from me, he got away with doing so. That is the real issue I think people miss, not that guns/ammunition are available, but that people can get them legally, or illegally. It’s about taking action, to be a more responsible nation that cares about wether it’s citizens are gunned down; be it 20 children in Connecticut, a man in Harlem, or like me, an art student walking home from work. When I learned about Sandy Hook Elementary School, I was devastated in a way I think only us survivors of violent crime can comprehend. Children suffered what I had, and didn’t survive it. Those children were innocent, living their lives like I had been doing that fateful night, unaware, till that deafening ring and the bizarre warmth of my eye exploding on my face changed who I was forever.I’m not trying to make you feel bad for owning a gun, it can be a great defensive tool, but honestly, how many people need a gun? How many citizens, how many children need to die before America’s law makers wake up?

I try to avoid this topic, but I need to quit sitting in silence, and speak my mind:
This was inside of me at one point in time, this bullet; till I carved it out.
If you think gun control is a silly issue, I beg to differ. I lost an eye and my sense of security due to 8 hollow point 38 specials, but more importantly, due to the the man who bought them, and unloaded his revolver on me (no casings were found at the scene, so it’s assumed it was a revolver). 
This man didn’t just take from me, he got away with doing so. That is the real issue I think people miss, not that guns/ammunition are available, but that people can get them legally, or illegally. It’s about taking action, to be a more responsible nation that cares about wether it’s citizens are gunned down; be it 20 children in Connecticut, a man in Harlem, or like me, an art student walking home from work. When I learned about Sandy Hook Elementary School, I was devastated in a way I think only us survivors of violent crime can comprehend. Children suffered what I had, and didn’t survive it. Those children were innocent, living their lives like I had been doing that fateful night, unaware, till that deafening ring and the bizarre warmth of my eye exploding on my face changed who I was forever.
I’m not trying to make you feel bad for owning a gun, it can be a great defensive tool, but honestly, how many people need a gun? How many citizens, how many children need to die before America’s law makers wake up?

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    So you want to limit the rights of people?
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    Do you honestly think he got his firearm legally? Does that seem likely to you? Was what he did legal? Do you think this...
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