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According to The New York Times, Ohio is close to approving a law that allows parents to have concealed weapons in their cars when dropping off their preschoolers to school and they are allowed to conceal them on themselves in the designated “victim zones” (The Editorial Board, 2015). There is a lot of backlash, mostly from the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America group. They argue that this will lead to more damage because people who are concealing their weapons will want to be a vigilante and not wait for law enforcement to come, risking more deaths and injury than the gunman would. It is said that in practice a concealed weapon does more damage to the gun owners than it does on the criminals, but I would personally be safe than …show more content…
FOPA allowed the interstate trade of some kinds of guns to tease the tension. However, FOPA included the Hughes Amendment that banned the sale of machine guns to civilians. In 1993 the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act was passed, it requires federal background checks on gun buyers and was vigorously opposed by the National Rifle Association (NRA). The initial waiting period for buying a gun was five days, however, it was changed to an instant background check by a computer. The Brady Bill has blocked some 1.8 million firearm purchases; 56 percent were denied to felons. The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 included the Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) which prohibits the sale of semi-automatic weapons, or “assault weapons”, to civilians. The AWB expired on September 13, 2004, and two bills have been proposed to reinstate it but has not worked. Some people would believe that illegal guns are only sold on the black market; however, in 2009, CNN reported that nineteen out of thirty vendors at gun shows in Ohio, Tennessee, and Nevada sold guns to the government investigators who told those vendors they would not pass a background check to purchase a gun legally. All these laws also lead me to another conclusion: with how many gun control laws there are in the United States, …show more content…
While that may be true, does it not make more sense for civilians to have the right to conceal carry and be there to protect other innocent citizens against those who suffer from mental illness? Both conservatives and liberals agree that these mass shootings that are now happening every year are being caused by people, mostly white males, who suffer from mental illness. According to Democratic Presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, “this epidemic of gun violence knows no boundaries. We’re better than this. We need to close the loopholes,” (Haberman,

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