Gun Control Laws Should Be Legal Essay

1465 Words Oct 29th, 2015 6 Pages
In 2012, 14,287 people were killed by the use of guns, whileen in 1995 the number of homicides was 21,606. That is a drop of about 5 percent. The reason for this drop is because of the new gun control laws that are being put into effect. This trend must be able to continue. There must be stricter gun control laws in the United States because of recent school shootings, the amount of gun-related deaths, and the mentally ill getting easy access to these weapons.
There are many more incidences where guns are used to harm than protect in school shootings such as the Newtown School Shootings. Here is a quote form one of the parents whose 5 year old son was shot and killed at Sandy Hookin the Newtown Shootings, "The liberty of any person to own a military-style assault weapon and a high-capacity magazine and keep them in their home is second to the right of my son to his life," he said, noting that the Constitution says Americans are endowed with the inalienable rights of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"(Newtown Calls). “ After Tuesday 's shooting at an Oregon high school, many media outlets, including CNN, reported that there have been 74 school shootings in the past 18 months” (Newtown-Like Shootings). That is an average of 2 school shootings a week. Also his mother was fully aware that he was a recluse. He knew where the key was to unlock the safe to these guns, and he did have a mental condition of some sort. His mother was not careful enough because…

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