Is Vaping More Dangerous Than Guns?

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Sydney Johnson, Editor in Chief

As of the writing of this article, approximately 380 people have suffered a vaping-related illness, and six have died. In the wake of
these deaths, many states have harshly regulated the sale of many forms of e-cigarettes, with Michigan outright banning the sale of flavored vape juice.

Since the beginning of 2019, 21,161 people have been injured and 10,625 people have died from gun violence,
according to www.gunviolencearchive.org. Little to no legislative action has been taken in response to these deaths.

One of the main criticisms of vaping products is that the companies are targeting teens and children. Vaping, therefore, is a danger that preys on young people.

Do you know what else is a danger to young people?
School shootings. So why hasn’t there been meaningful legislation taken to stop this from happening?

I won’t sugar-coat it. A big reason gun regulation hasn’t found a footing is that the National Rifle Association has funneled a lot of money into Congress. As long as the NRA is buying political power, no meaningful laws will come to pass.

Another way gun regulation is avoided is by creating
a panic in the minds of the people.

There is a lot of propaganda, mostly created by the NRA, with the aim of whipping people into a panic.

“They want to take our guns away” is a common theme in
the propaganda. They attempt to conflate “gun regulation”
with “a total ban on guns.”

This is harmful because it
makes people push back on all gun regulation, regardless of
the severity.

These tactics cause even the most common-sense gun
laws to fail.

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