Gun control is the set of laws and policy that regulate the manufacture and sale of guns. Guns have been used for decades and has been a symbol for protection and safety.
The use of guns has unfortunately developed a gun into a symbol for death and bereavement instead of protection and safety. In the US is it legal to buy a gun and have it for your own protection.
That has resulted in many tragical events as school shootings. The perpetuating killings have modified the general bearing about guns and their influence on the society, even though there is a smaller group of the society who believes that guns give them their individual freedom.
Emma Gonzales speech was written at a time where school shootings was a discussed social problem. “If the President wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a terrible tragedy [….]
I'm going to happily ask him how much money he received from the National Rifle Association.” (p.5 L. 3-6). She involves the president to point out that he is not doing any modifications he is just showing his compassion for the surviving next of kind.
That will not make an impact, far from it. There has been plenty of school shootings in the USA and Emma Gonzales wants to have an impact by telling her opinion and be a part of the debate.
Gun control Is a discussed topic in the US and after she spoke her speech went viral all-over social media. Social media has an influence on the political debate about gun control.
The speech has started a political activism among the young adults and has influenced peoples outlook on the matter.
When she wrote the text, she had experienced a school shooting at her school so you can see that these references reveal that the speech is written under these circumstances.