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Living With Street Violents
The Streets ans Guns
Street Violence is a way of life in poor communities. In the mist of the day gun shot rings out on busy streets, endangering innocent by-standers.
A young man who had spend most of his young life on streets engaging in violent crimes talked about life on the street.What made you take to the streets I asked of him? He looked at me with a smile on his face,well I blamed my folks for being poor and on welfare.
There was never enough money get anything, most of the time I wore hand-me-downs.With no money in my pocket.
My old man tried but didn't have any book learning, the jobs he found didn't pay enough to support us so he left home, placing all the responsible on mommy.
After he left all she did was complain, when I ask her for new shoes she would flip out. I got sick of her crap, quite school and hung with the big guys on the street. I was given a gun and told to make a name for myself and I did.
I made a name for myself, I had money, clothes, jewelry, shoes and a car at 16. The gun I have gave me power and control others, I am the one they feared.. I never mean to hurt any one but when it came to me or them, I will to be the one walking out of a situation.
I turned my life around because I was tired of looking over my shoulders every minute of the day, thinking that it would be my last when I went out. I went back to school and is working on being in the military.
Violence has to exist in every nation for us to have a force of government as harsh as it might sound, there will never be a solution to gun violence's. People are the ones who need to be dealt with not the gun.