School Shooting Pros And Cons

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Mrs. Milligan Economics 4/21/13 This article is about the shooting in an elementary school in Newton, Connecticut. The shooter killed twenty-seven people, twenty of them children. Ages varied from five to ten years old. Because of this shooting, President Barack Obama, stated, “We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.” President Obama is trying to take away guns from the people and he believes only the military should have assault rifles and machine guns. I understand why he feels the need to take away the guns but it may not be the best option. There should be restrictions about who is able to own, buy, or operate a gun, but we also need guns to protect ourselves. Not everyone is trained how to safely use a gun. I do not believe having weapons is the real cause of what has been happening. So I think we need to address the real cause of why people act the way they do because it is people that kill people not the gun that kills…show more content…
Having a gun will not help all the time but being defenseless will never help. I do think their should be restrictions but its better to have a weapon for protection and not need it than to need it and not have one. WASHINGTON — Another mass shooting, another drive for gun control. But will the latest shooting -- this time at an elementary school -- change the political calculus in Washington and generate more support for tougher gun laws? "I think the impact of this is going to be inescapable," said Kristen Rand, legislative director of the Violence Policy Center. The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is among the worst shootings in the nation's history and comes after a spate of other high-profile episodes of violence, including mass shootings this year at a Colorado
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