Gun Violence And Gun Control Essay

2153 Words Dec 16th, 2016 9 Pages
As I sat down to do some research on gun violence, I was searching the Fox News website for information on shootings and suddenly “Breaking News” popped up on my screen, that read “Active shooter at Ohio University”. It seems like mass shootings are becoming more common these days. I can 't help but wonder what we can do about it. It turns out that the “shooter” actually used a car and knife to attack people, not a gun like the media stated at first. And do you know what stopped the attacker from killing innocent people? A gun. Guns aren’t the problem, mental health issues and the strict guns laws are a huge part of the problem. Guns can be a tool for safety and if more good guys had guns, we wouldn 't have as many mass shootings, banning guns would be tragic for American citizens. The way to address gun violence is to revise guns laws, improve education, and train gun owners. Gun control is not the answer not only because it infringes the second amendment, but it also gives more power to the criminals thus leaving law abiding citizens without protection causing more gun violence than we already have.

First and foremost, the debate on gun violence goes back to “1837 when Georgia passed a law banning handguns. The law is ruled unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court and is thrown out” according to Robert Longley a US Government Expert. The gun violence debate grew more intense in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated.…

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