The LegiSchool Project’s annual essay contest encourages students to engage in policy topics of particular importance to California. This year’s topic, “Gun Control vs. Gun Rights,” has been hotly debated by lawmakers in California for several decades.
The 18th annual contest gave students a chance to weigh in on the debate: Are tough gun laws making our communities safer? Have lawmakers implemented too many gun control laws? Who’s right and who’s wrong?
This year’s winners are:
The winning essayists will travel to Sacramento for the Legislative Summit on Wednesday, April 9, where they have a chance to talk to lawmakers about the topic, tour the Capitol and learn firsthand about the legislative process.
The LegiSchool Project is a civic education collaboration between Sacramento State and the State Legislature, administered by the Center for California Studies.
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