Essay on Gun Control Of The United States

1275 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 6 Pages
Gun control in the United States ranks as one of the biggest domestic issues today. The issue of whether citizens can own guns or whether they cannot own guns causes debates 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 in schools. People can only describe school shootings as terrible events. Some people believe if teachers or school officials could carry guns it would eliminate the threat of school shootings. Some people believe the only way to solve the issue of school shootings is to enforce tougher laws on gun ownership and to not allow any weapons on campus or school grounds.. 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. They killed thirteen people and wounded more than twenty. 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 shooter’s 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.…

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