Michelle Roehm McCann

Enough Is Enough: How Students Can Join the Fight for Gun Safety

Young people are suffering the most from the epidemic of gun violence—as early as kindergarten students are crouching behind locked doors during active shooter drills. Teens are finally realizing they must speak up and fight for their right to be safe. 

They want to get involved. They want to change the world.

Enough Is Enoughis a call to action for teens wanting to get involved in the gun violence prevention movement. This book explains America’s gun violence issues—myths and facts, causes and perpetrators, solutions and change-makers—as well as providing a road map for activism.Enough Is Enoughexplains how America got to this point and the obstacles we must overcome, including historical information about the Second Amendment, the history of guns in America, and a history of the NRA.

Interstitial chapters will include real-life interviews with teens who have survived gun violence, and student activists who are launching their own movements across the country. Additionally, the book will include a Q&A with gun owners who support increased gun safety laws, such as the founder of the organization Gun Owners for Responsible Ownership.

ISBN: 978-1-58270-701-3
Pages: 208
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

Hard Cover
ISBN: 978-1-58270-700-6
Pages: 208
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

Quotable Passages

"Gun violence prevention activism is like a relay marathon--and we've already begun the process of handing over the baton to you, the younger generation." —Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

“It’s not a political issue. It’s a human one. The older generations just don’t understand. They’re not listening to young people. So we’re going to change it.” —Marcel McClinton, 16-year-old gun violence activist

"I hope this book will inspire you to become a gun safety activist. To fight for the world you want to live in and a future without gun violence. You have a voice. You have power. It’s time to use it.” —Michelle McCann

“We are the ones leading this movement. We have voices and we will be heard.” —Julia Spoor, 16-year-old founder of Students Demand Action

“Stick with it. Think about the future and the change you will make. Stay confident in yourself and things will get better.” —Jazmine Wildcat, 15-year-old gun violence activist

“It is not conservative or liberal. It’s about making sure children don’t get harmed in school and we don’t live in a country that has institutionalized fear. No child should have to learn how to hide from a shooter.” —Lane Murdock, 16-year-old organizer of the National School Walkout

“People call us snowflakes. What happens when all the snowflakes vote? That’s called an avalanche.” —David Hogg, 18-year-old Parkland survivor and gun violence activist

“It takes just one person. That could be you.” —Eli Counce, 16-year-old co-founder of Students for Change