Persuasive Essay On Gun Control

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The United States of America is no stranger to tragedies. Whether it be the Columbine High School Massacre or the shooting at Virginia Tech, America has been plagued by terrorism and the murder of many civilians. Although often thought to be unstoppable, I have constructed a plan to end the reign of terror. By instating strict gun control, intensive outpatient therapy for military veterans, and allocating money for more intense security in public spaces, the United States government can efficiently protect the citizens from the atrocities that have plagued the country in the past. In 1999, two young men by the names of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold shot, killed, and severely injured students and staff at Columbine High School. Harris and …show more content…
I plan on using more rigorous background checks to prevent certain individuals from accessing weapons. These certain individuals include criminals and the mentally unstable or insane. If someone is deemed unsatisfactory by our standards, they will not only be denied a weapon or license to wield one, but they will also be put on a special watch list. Therefore, the government will have a list of those who have attempted to get the guns, and they will be able to monitor their activity. For example, if someone who is a registered psychopath or sociopath, they will be turned away and noted for further examination into their character. I also believe that their should be a form of a psychoanalytical test that each applicant should go through. This test allows for the United States to document the mental health of certain individuals. By instating these acts, receiving a weapon will become more difficult for criminals and citizens in …show more content…
Many soldiers come home from war and are tormented with visions of the death and destruction that they have unfortunately witnessed. Post-traumatic stress disorder is very common and can make returning to day to day life difficult. It can also cause veterans to act out violently and even kill those around them while in a delusional state. By requiring soldiers to go to therapy for at least six months soldiers will be provided with stability and coping mechanisms for when they have the hallucinations and flashbacks. The therapists will also be required to help them get back into the workforce as well as finding a home if they don’t have anywhere to go. Therapy could help soldiers move on and live happy, healthy, and successful

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