Guns Don 't Kill People, By The Columbine And Virginia Tech Massacres

715 Words Sep 26th, 2014 3 Pages
Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. The Columbine and Virginia Tech Massacres were horrible, senseless tragedies that killed more than 40 people and wounding 50. Incidents like these demand attention but the focus has been on the wrong problem. Gun control is an important issue, one that has caused much controversy over the decades. America’s first impulse in any crisis is inevitably to call for immediate, remedial legislation. School shootings and media emphasis have people demanding the government place harsher controls on guns. These demands are projected further when children are injured or killed in accidents involving guns, but there are many households with guns that do not have accidents like these and many gun laws that go unenforced. The second amendment grants the right to bear arms, which cannot be imposed upon. Harsher laws will not completely stop the ability to obtain a gun. What are needed are easier more organized registration methods and better reporting procedures. Also, it is imperative that an emphasis is placed on gun education. Knowledge not laws, are the key to gun safety.
What many fail to realize are the benefits of having a firearm. The second amendment states that “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” The derivation of this right is safety and protection; the fundamental right to protect your life and home.
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