Gun Control And Its Effect On Modern Society

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The long debate on gun control and the effect that it has on modern society has been an ongoing issue. Although it takes the action of pulling the trigger to ignite the gun, in today’s modern world, it is far to easy for people to obtain such weapons. Between the social problems that have recently arose and the increase in the amount of gun-related deaths, the improvement of the restrictions on gun control are something that our country needs to take into consideration. Generally, gun control refers to laws and policies that are made to regulate to manufacturing, sale, transfer, possession and modification of fire arms. These laws vary throughout the world and America seems to have relatively fewer restrictions compared to other countries. …show more content…
In today’s world, many families’ homes feel the need obtain a hand gun for self defense in the situation of an intruder. This portrays little or no harm to society, but only if the gun was bought legally and is used only in emergencies. In contrast, many people take advantage of their clean background checks, and have the ability to obtain these weapons despite their plans for disaster. In response to a recent horror in Newtown, Connecticut, of the Sandy Hook shooting, Americans have called for tighter gun laws. On December 14, 2012, twenty year old, Adam Lanza, used an assault rifle to kill twenty first-grade students and six adults in Sandy Hook Elementary School. He then killed himself. Before this massacre, Lanza also killed his mother at their house. A month later, when a council of members voted to demolish his house, authorities boarded up his front door where they found more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition and at least ten knives along with there other swords and other weapons. In going more in depth into the perpetrator of this occurrence, investigators found that he did not have a criminal record at the time of the shooting. …show more content…
On October 1, 2015 at the Umpqua Community College located near Roseburg, Oregon was faced with a school shooting. Christopher Harper-Mercer, a twenty six year old who is enrolled at the school, shot an assistant professor and eight other students in a classroom. Nine other students were injured. As the police were notified, they arrived to the scene where they faced a brief shootout which resulted in the shooter committing suicide. This shooting was the deadliest in Oregon’s history and yet again brought about the need to take a more executive action on gun control. In further investigations, the detectives looked at Harper-Mercer’s past life and some issues that may have persuaded him into the killings of others. From what they found, Harper-Mercer’s criminal record appeared clean, but it was obvious that he had many mental issues ever since the divorce of his parents. Once again, Obama’s reaction was that he would intended to continue to do his best to improve some restrictions on guns. The continuance of massacres and gun related issues proves that the control on guns is not beneficial enough and still is in need of some major

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