Firearms’ Toll Among the Young

read https://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/04/opinion/firearms-toll-among-the-young.html and answer the following questions (total response must be at least 200 words}

What is the opinion or call to action in this editorial?
What evidence does it use to make its argument?
How persuasive do you find the editorial? Is it effective?
What do you notice about the language and tone of the editorial? About other choices the writer(s) have made?