Essay on Gun Problems Of The United States
September 22, 2015
Gun Problems in the United States
On January 16, 2012, a disgruntled former student of Appalachian School of Law in Gundy, Virginia, had killed three people. Including the school’s dean, alarmed by the gun fire two off duty law enforcement officers retrieved their weapons and pointed them at the shooter, who ended his killing spree and surrendered. These two law enforcement officers quite possibly saved the lives of countless potential victims. As this goes on everywhere in the United States, the government tries to regulate and restrict the use and possession of firearms. Why take away the guns that protect us from these types of situations? If the government were ever to take away these rights from the people of America, criminals will always be able to get their hands on the weapons they need to kill. Gun control in the United States today could possibly lead to a much bigger threat in the future if the government ends up restricting or taking the guns away.
The first reason that Gun Control should not be as regulated in some states is because criminals know when the civilians are no longer armed due to the strict gun laws. According to “More Gun Laws,” Chicago has made the possession of concealed weapons illegal “In 2012, there were over 500 gun-related deaths in Chicago.” This number is up 10 percent from 2005. “The gun control laws are not clearly working in the windy city. In Houston which has very few gun…