Gun Control Of The United States Essay

1247 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 5 Pages
Gun control in the United States is one of the biggest domestic issues today. The issue of whether citizens are allowed to own guns or whether they are not allowed to own guns is debated every day. Gun violence continues to rise in public places. Large cities see more gun violence than anywhere else in the United States. Part of the violence in large cities happens at schools. School shooting are terrible events. Some people believe such events could be avoided if teachers or school officials were allowed to carry guns. Some people believe the only way to solve the issue of school shootings is to enforce tougher laws on gun ownership. First, we need to talk about a few of the deadliest school shooting in the United States. In 1999, two students opened fire at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Thirteen people were killed and more than twenty wounded. The deadliest school shooting took place at Virginia Tech University in 2007. Seung-Hui Cho killed thirty-two people. Seung-Hui Cho attended Virginia Tech University. In 2013, Adam Lanza killed his mother at her house, then drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. He killed twenty six people. Twenty of the twenty-six were first graders. The shooters mother taught at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The most recent happened in Oregon at Umpqua Community College. Chris Harper Mercer walked in and targeted Christians. He killed ten people. In all of these school shootings, the shooter turned the gun…

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