Using Inclusive Language In The Movement For Gun Violence Prevention


 Generation Progress

When we talk about keeping guns away from “dangerous people,” “convicted felons,” and the “mentally ill,” who are we really talking about? These words can reinforce harmful stereotypes that paint all people with a criminal record or a mental illness as dangerous or violent. As a movement, we must make sure that we are not further marginalizing people who already face significant stigma, many of whom may otherwise be a part of our movement.

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