Argumentative Essay: Guns In The United States

Guns In The United States
Jessica Vandeventer
POS 111 American Government
April 14, 2016 The United States has had guns Since the Beginning. The people of the United States won their country with the assistance of guns. The people of the United States have used their gun in protecting themselves from harm. Today the United States has two groups of people those who want to put control on Guns and those who want to keep their guns. There are the people who do not want guns in the hand of every citizen and want to put controls on the ownerships of guns. Some of these people want to ban guns entirely. Yet there are also some citizens who want to keep guns in open use for the public. The debate is whether or not to allow United states
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Gun control supporters are supporting gun control to try and stop school shootings. Some of the biggest mass shootings that are helping to increase gun control support are “Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado; Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia; a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado; Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.”4 Because of these shooting the general populace of the United States have started to fear firearms more than they use to fear the weapons. These shooting also have caused an increase in states passing restrictions on guns. One of the aftereffects of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting some states have restricted the magazine size for semiautomatic guns.5 Gun control supporters believe that if the government were to take firearms away from the citizens of the United States of America, it would put an end to gun violence. What gun control supporters do not realize is that taking away firearms from law abiding citizens will not work. The law abiding citizens would not have guns to defend themselves, but the criminals will still find access to …show more content…
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