Argumentatives Of Gun Control

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Argumentative “You can have all the gun control laws in the country, but if you don’t enforce them, people are gonna find a way to protect themselves. We need to recognize that bad people are doing bad things with these weapons. It’s not the law-abiding citizens, it’s not the person who uses it as a hobby” (Steele). There are around 100,000 victims of gun violence each year (“Brady Campaign...”). Action needs to be taken so Americans don’t feel unprotected going into a public environment. By tightening gun control laws, America can become a safe place for everyone and keeping guns out of the hands of people tempted to make bad choices. Tightening gun laws is essential for the US to save lives. These violent acts are getting worse; it shows …show more content…
One of the things a lot of political figures can’t agree on is background checks. About 60% of all gun sales in America take place without any background check whatsoever (“Background Checks...”). On average, there is also 40% of gun sales occurring under private sales with “no questions asked.” Yet there is about 90% of Americans who agree there should be background checks done in order to keep it out of the hands of a misguided person (“Brady Campaign...”). The other side of this argument of not wanting to have background checks goes back to our 2nd Amendment which states that citizens have the right to “keep and bear arms.” (Bitto). But there comes a point where there shouldn’t be firearms in the hands of criminals, drug dealers, fugitives, the mentally unstable, and other unpredictable people who can’t deal with this responsibility (“Shootings Expose...”). There are many cases where this fear of someone handling a gun they aren’t responsible enough. For example, under regulations implemented in 1993, soldier aren’t allowed to carry weapons and caused a mass shooting ending the lives of many soldiers. There needs more regulations taken, but the soldier who fight for our country deserve the right to protect themselves as well (Stockman). The government doesn’t handle background checks properly and they …show more content…
That day they took the lives of 13 students and wounded 23 more students. This is just a small fraction of all the mass shootings going on in America. On April 16, 2007 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia another 23 year old gunman killed 32 people and wounded an undetermined number of individuals. Again, on December 14, 2012 another shooter named Adam Lanza took innocent lives. The ones killed were twenty children and six adults who courageously put their lives before the innocent children at the Sandy Hook elementary school (Atkin). All of these shootings seem very different, but they all have something in common. All of these killers ended up turning the gun around on themselves and taking their own life. One would argue these public shootings aren’t directly a gun problem, but the people who do these acts. And yes, it is a horrible act and it should be the fault of these people, but in the past few years these shootings have increased to high proportions. There needs to be more safety precautions and stronger gun laws so public shootings like these don’t ever happen again (Gambino). More needs to be done to keep all of America safe instead of standing by while shooting after shooting takes place (“30

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