Argumentative Essay On Gun Control

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As we turn on the news or look in the newspapers, the same few topics are always at the forefront attempting to grab our attention. One of these attention-grabbing topics is gun control. Unfortunately, in todays society, violence and mass murder run rampant in our streets, our businesses, religious institutions, and our schools. When a shooting occurs, political influencers and the media are quick to accuse and throw shade at the second amendment which allows people to bear arms. As one of the most controversial topics in the media, the country is split. People take sides, choosing whether to be on the pro-second amendment side or the anti-gun side. The Liberals or anti-gun side proposed the idea of stricter gun policies. They believe that guns kill people as opposed to the Conservatives or the pro-second amendment side that strongly believe that people that kill people. In addition to harsher gun rules, the anti-gun side believes in gun-free zones. These zones are specified areas where guns are legally not permitted. According to Richard Mack, a former Arizona sheriff, gun-free zone is …show more content…
Lott is one of the more outspoken and ‘in-your-face’ political commentators and advocates for the RTC of Right to Carry gun laws. He is a familiar face when testifying before Congress. Lott dictates that choosing to enact gun-free zones or to take away our second amendment rights will only stop the responsible and legal owners from carrying a gun. If a criminal wants a gun, they will stop at nothing to achieve their goal. If they do not abide by the gun-free zone rules or any laws in general, what indicates that the criminals will stop their criminalistics behavior when the law tells them they are not allowed to own a gun. Lott has even gone so far as to say, “with just two exceptions, every public mass shooting in the United States since at least 1950 has taken place where citizens were banned from carrying guns”

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