Persuasive Essay On Gun Control

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I’ll spare you the witty banter and creative intro paragraph and just get to the meat of this article. Gun control. Democrats in the house have staged a sit in to raise awareness about their bills that have failed to pass. They’re hoping to do more than just raise awareness however; these dedicated Democrats want to cause such a fuss that their bills get reviewed again or that Republicans create their own version of gun ownership guidelines. The bills that got shot down were attempting to prevent certain people on a specific list from being able to purchase a firearm. The no-fly list was a proposed plan, along with preventing mentally disabled from purchasing, among others. Each of the four bills were shot down in the Senate and, as stated …show more content…
Personally, I think that mentally ill and those on the no-fly list should not be able to purchase these weapons, but even if these provisions are made, there’s still many more people that shouldn’t have access to guns either. Should there be a course or a certain amount of time a person has to train with a gun before they are allowed to use it? Should there be a kind of DMV process to acquiring a gun? Can’t the people aiming to do wrong still get a gun even if these rules are put in place? When we question how evildoers get guns, we immediately think of the infamous black market. However, many of these guns being acquired by those involved in malpractice are being stolen, illegally traded, or bought by a friend of the perpetrator. The black market typically plays a minor part overall, so maybe there should be more focus on the individual buy and sell license.

Subsequently, if the mentally ill are such a problem for gun purchase, shouldn’t more effort go into helping them get better or at least be knowledgeable about gun and human safety? Maybe this is where we’re going wrong. We’re putting hardly any focus on the people doing the buying and their

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