Changing Sentiments on Gun Control After Parkland: Background information when reading The Spectators

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The Spectators

by Jennifer duBois

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Changing Sentiments on Gun Control After Parkland

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Protesters at the March for Our Lives in Washington, including Emma GonzalezJennifer duBois' The Spectators is centered around the fallout after a mass shooting at a school, an incident that was rare in the 1990s when the novel takes place, but has become seemingly ubiquitous over the past two decades (See School Shootings & Conspiracy Theories for statistics). Each of these shootings is accompanied by a public outcry, yet no meaningful gun control legislation has been passed. In the past two years, however, anti-gun protests have begun to reach a fever pitch.

A slew of signs suggest that the public increasingly favors stricter gun laws. According to a survey Pew Research Center conducted late last year, almost six in ten Americans believe that the nation's gun laws are too lax. A Navigator report also found that gun policy is intensifying in importance as a political issue, with the nation at large trusting Democrats more than Republicans to handle the matter. If these trends continue, opposing common sense gun control legislation will become a political ...

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