There is no question that there has been a mass uptick in gun violence in the city of Buffalo as of late, I was recently speaking with some friends who have lived in this city their whole lives like myself, and one of the things we were reminiscing about was how disputes were settled back in the days and when the dispute had to rise to the level of "Gun Play". I think many older adults can agree that things were a little different back in the late 80s and early 90s but some things never change.

According to WGRZ, a 15-year-old has been charged with murder in a shooting in South Buffalo. The teen is being charged with the shooting death of a 31-year-old male in a Stevenson Street apartment late Thursday night.

What Is Causing Younger People To Get Involved With Guns?

There are many reasons in my opinion, but to get a real sense of what's going on, I had a conversation with a young man that is into what's happening. Although this isn't proven, some of these fights that involve guns and people losing their lives are because of money.

Nowadays it's easy to get a young kid with no money, no home, or food and clothes, and talk that kid into pulling the trigger on somebody for a very small amount of money, and that's a sad reality.

Said, Kenny via a recent phone conversation.

Another thing is younger people don't have a code of respect like it was back in the days, guns are not hard to come by and there's no real chain of command, so if you have a problem with a young person that happens to have access to a gun, it will be used.

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Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

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