Federal Law And Gun Control Essay

1331 Words Dec 8th, 2016 6 Pages
By Federal law gaining legal access to a gun is a process simpler than a refinancing a family home in the United States. Our government states that under federal law a licensed gun dealer cannot sell any handguns and/or ammo to anyone that is under 21 and can’t sell long arms (Shot guns/ rifles) to anyone under the age of 18 but an unlicensed dealer cannot sell handguns to anyone under 18 and can sell long arms to anyone regardless of age. Everyday there are up to nine deaths under the age of 21 daily, leaving us with an issue that has been here for such a long time but has been continuously ignored and overlooked because most people go about finding solutions for guns in extreme ways. It’s not about getting rid of guns but controlling how easily accessed they are and preventing them from falling into the wrong hands because guns don’t kill people, people kill people and it’s time we start seeing and talking about guns and their safety as serious of a matter as it is. The process of obtaining a legal gun is short, sweet and simple. With minimal identification of paperwork all you need is a valid state ID or birth certificate. Once you’ve filled out an ATF questionnaire, your name gets sent into the FBI instant criminal check system and is usually done over the phone and completed right then and there. On some occasions the background check can run for another day or two and if not completed by then some dealers will still complete the sale and send you on your way. Storing…

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