Tomorrow, voters across the nation will make the biggest decision of the year. Will it be Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? Citizens have been been preparing for this day for quite some time now, and now is the time for them to make a decision that will change America forever. What some people might not know is that the results of this year's election are expected to come down to one thing, and that is the issue of gun violence. Researchers are saying that the winner of the election will be the person that the nation finds to have a better policy on gun violence.
What better time to hope for change than during an election? Well, this is exactly what the mindset is for many American voters heading into Election Day. This is especially true for the issue of gun violence. There is no doubt that the 2016 presidential election cycle has proved to be a critical point for guns in the United States, due to the hundreds of thousands of gun related deaths since the last presidential election, which took place in 2012. Since then, we have had perhaps the most gun violence related incidents in a four year span that our country has ever seen. Since that November day in 2012, our nation has seen the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Orlando nightclub massacre that claimed 50 lives, and a major shooting in San Bernardino, California, but this is only just a few of many mass murders that have happened since our last election. Now, our nation wants something. We want a solution to this problem.
The people of America just want their country to be safer from gun violence. This election will be one of the first to highlight this issue. In fact, the candidates have made these issues priorities in their campaigns. For months, they have been trying to persuade citizens that their plan for gun violence is the best in the nation. Tomorrow, we will get a chance to see who the people of the nation agreed with most.
After writing a blog post weekly for the past ten weeks, I have found that this issue is even bigger than I had thought. It occurs more often than we even think. There are so many things, such as elections, that feed directly from issues such as gun violence. I think that eventually we will get this problem straightened out, though I do not know how long it will take. I hope that whoever is elected as the next President of the United States does something to help out with this issue.