Gun Training Persuasive Essay

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Do you feel safe leaving your home knowing that anyone you see may have a firearm on them and may not have the right training? This is currently a growing problem in America. Too many people of the age of 18 in Iowa can just walk into a sporting goods store and buy a shotgun or rifle. Do you want people not suited to use a firearm get one that easily? People without the right gun training can be a danger to everyone around them including themselves. No one will be able to tell what they really want to do with that gun. That’s why I think people need to take a class to get trained and certified to buy a rifle or shotgun. After their class, they would get a permit to operate and buy firearms. There are many precautions that can be taken to help …show more content…
He always said “After you fire that gun, you can never get that bullet back so always keep your gun pointed in a safe direction and to always unload when you’re not ready to shoot.” If I didn’t have my dad there showing me the ropes there’s no guessing what could 've happened if I just grabbed a gun and went hunting. Some people don’t get as lucky as me to have that person showing them the proper way to do these things. That’s why I think they need to have someone showing them how to properly operate and carry their guns before they can go buy a …show more content…
Many of the guns used in the shootings have been bought at a local gun store. According to an article on New York Times, “The vast majority of guns used in 15 recent mass shootings, including at least two of the guns used in the San Bernardino attack, were bought legally and with a federal background check,” (Buchanan et. al). But that doesn’t account for all the guns used in mass shootings. A mass shooting is described as at least four people being murdered with a gun. According to Everytown a fund for gun safety, “Using FBI data and media reports, Everytown for Gun Safety developed an analysis of mass shootings that took place between January 2009 and July 2015. The analysis found that there have been at least 133 mass shootings in the nearly seven-year period,” (“Analysis of Mass Shootings”). The shooter had a prior domestic violence charge in 21 percent of these cases. Certain categories of people, including felons, certain domestic abusers, and severely mentally ill people are prohibited by federal law from possessing guns. So in these cases the mass shooting are mentally ill people that got there hands on firearms from gun

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