Gun Control Essay

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Gun Control in the United States English 102 “The fact that we can’t prevent every act of violence doesn’t mean we can’t gradually decrease the violence.” These are the words from President Obama as he speaks on all the tragedies that have taken place in the U.S such as; the mass shooting that killed twenty-six people in Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the mentally ill soldier from Fort Hood, Texas that killed himself after killing three and wounding sixteen. It is definitely time for people to come to an agreement on what need to be done about all this violence. Stricter gun laws will reduce criminals and the wrong people from having it easy to get a gun. The second amendment can still be respected while keeping people safe from irresponsible and dangerous people. Americans have a constitutional right to bear a gun, but stricter gun laws need to be in place. “Guns have been the cause of death in the United States and a second leading cause of the deaths of Americans aging from fifteen to twenty four”(New York Time 2014) “More than 29,000 people are killed by guns in the U.S each year and the major reason for these deaths have been due to easy access” ( 2014). Americans have been able to get guns not only at pawn shops and sporting goods stores where they would have to undergo background checks but they are also acquiring them at auctions and online. Being able to get a gun online has been a place where a lot of people have bought a gun to avoid background checks-which has been designed to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and mentally ill. Some online sites have made it possible for people to buy any type of gun they desire and to do it without revealing themselves. Imagine the type of people going on this site from teenagers to deranged adults that could be in your community. There are no records to show how many guns are being sold in

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