Argumentative Essay: Do Guns Stay Safe?

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Guns: Stay Safe When I drop my kids off at school, I take my gun off of my hip, (which I have a license to carry) and place it safely in my truck. Why do I do this? I do this because plastered on the front door of my children’s school the sign reads, “No Guns Allowed on School Premises.” With that being said I want to take a second to ask you, over the last 10 years, how many school shootings have occurred in America? According to the credible website I have found in my research, “Since 2013, there have been at least 203 school shootings in America — an average of nearly one a week.” (EveryTown) This statistic is from only the last 3 years, and the numbers are terrifying. What I’m trying to say, is that although guns are restricted in certain areas, shootings still happen. With that being said, I truly believe that laws should be changed so that there are no areas that guns are prohibited. …show more content…
I care about the lives of everyone around me, especially the ones I love. I want to be given the right to protect them, regardless of where we are. Our rights should not be taken away just because some people are afraid of guns or think that they will cause more violence. The statistics prove that more violence has not occurred with the gun carrying laws we already have, but instead have decreased. So why not allow us to be safe everywhere we are. The safety of our children, wives, and all other family members could be jeopardized at any moment, lets protect them to the best of our ability. Guns do not have to be a scary thing, and no one even has to know that they are being carried if they are concealed. What is going to matter is when we have seconds to react to a violent gun attack from a criminal, and I am able to pull out my weapon to protect the lives of many around me. Cops are a blessing, but often times are minutes away if not more, minutes could be the lives of tens to hundreds of people if a violent person is not stopped right

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