Persuasive Essay On Gun Control

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“You can have all the gun control laws in the country, but if you don 't enforce them, people are going to find a way to protect themselves. We need to recognize that bad people are doing bad things with these weapons. It 's not the law-abiding citizens; it 's not the person who uses it as a hobby.” A quote by Michael Steele, who was a politician, born in 1958 discussing one of the flaws in peoples struggle regarding gun control.(Brainy Quote) There are plenty of issues regarding gun control that makes it a highly spoken on topic within the government and even average citizens’ conversations. The reason that gun control has been sneaking its way into these people’s lives is plainly due to the fact that the effects of gun control are so painfully …show more content…
There were shootings in Oregon, Newtown Connecticut, Aurora Colorado, and many more. The deadliest shooting recently was in San Bernardino where a husband and a wife were able to legally obtain guns in California even after extensive background checks yet they were able to smuggle high capacity magazines in their car when they are highly illegal in California. They were able to kill 14 people and critically injure a dozen more. The shooting happened at a banquet that was being held by the husbands co-workers and he and his wife got that information and planned their attack dressed in combat ready armor and carrying assault rifles and handguns. (Juliet Williams and Don …show more content…
Hillary wants to try to enforce background checks and increase the waiting period so that the background check could have full effect on the subject. She brought up this debate at the press conference due to the events that took place in Oregon a few days before. Someone with a gun went to Umpqua college in Oregon and shot 17 people total, 10 lay dead and 7 were injured, he was a 26 year old man named Chris Harper Mercer and he was able to take in 3 weapons, 1 long gun and 2 handguns, and he obtained these quickly and cheap due to lack of security on gun purchases. "This epidemic of gun violence knows no boundaries, knows no limits of any kind," she told the crowd of several hundred people who witnessed the conference in person. (Video: Clinton to push new gun controls after Oregon shooting)
Based on these recent developments on school violence the senate has passed a bill regarding juvenile justice. This bill agreed to put more security measures on gun sales and also scan for any more effects of gun violence in popular entertainment. The bill was passed by a landslide of votes, 73 to 25, and it will also add a more in depth background check on the purchaser of the gun. The senate now believes that their new bill will allow them to take away the NRA 's grasp on governmental

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