TRUE LIFE: I LOVE/HATE GUNS
Do you own a gun? Do you use it for protection or for recreational purposes? When you hear of incidents of gun violence does it make you want to gather more arms? Do you consider yourself a responsible gun owner but are now facing vocal opposition about your guns from friends and loved ones? Are you afraid the government is going too far in their efforts to control the sale and regulation of firearms? Do you feel there is a pressing need for guns and are you willing to defend that right? If so, how will you go about doing that?
Have the recent tragic incidents of gun violence made you say ‘ENOUGH’ and instilled in you a desire to keep guns out of the hands of killers? Have you or someone you know been a victim of gun violence and you want to take action for stricter gun control? Do you know somebody who owns a gun and you’re desperately trying to convince him or her to get rid of it? Do you live in an unsafe or remote area and feel you might need the protection but can’t bear to actually bring a gun into your home? Is a significant other putting pressure on you to allow a gun into your life but you’re resisting the notion?
If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, MTV wants to hear your story. If you appear to be between the ages 18 and 28, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, location, telephone number, a photo, and your reasons why you either want to see stricter gun control or protect your rights to own guns, and what you plan to do about it.