Gun Laws Vs Gun Control

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Jackson along with two others, at 14-years old, were a part of a case involving a shotgun, a video store, and a death. Although Jackson was not the shooter, he was sent to prison without parole. With cases like this, people start to think: First of all, why does a 14-year old have a shotgun? Second, what was going on in their head to cause them to shoot the gun? Third, is it even legal for them to have a shotgun? Many people argue about guns on a daily base. They argue whether owning guns should be controlled or not. Others believe if guns were controlled, then it would be unconstitutional. What exactly makes something unconstitutional? If it is “unauthorized by, or inconsistent with the constitution, as of a country,” then it is unconstitutional (unconstitutional, n.d). In other words, if something goes against the laws of the country it is unconstitutional. For example, Gun Control is unconstitutional because it contradicts the law, or the constitution, of the United States.
Gun Control is a law that limits gun sales, and gun ownerships, to reduce crime cases. In the United States,
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In order to buy a gun in California, one must have a certificate, and meet the age requirement of eighteen especially to acquirer a shot gun. To qualify for the certificate, the person is required to “score at least 75% on the Firearm Safety Certificate (FSC) Test, covering firearm safety and basic firearms law” (Harris, 2015, p.2). The age requirement is 18 and 21. An 18-year old is allowed to purchase a shotgun and a 21-year old is able to buy a handgun. Part of the process of buying a gun in California is having to wait at least 10 days before receiving the gun. The buyer is also required to show proof of being a U.S citizen as well as a California resident. As for the person selling the gun, they must be a California licensed dealer, which requires its own set of requirements, such as, having different types of

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