Gun Control Conclusion

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Gun Control
After the Newtown, Connecticut shooting that occurred on December 14, 2012, gun control laws came in the crossfire and gun sales skyrocketed. Several people and family victims of the shooting went full force against guns after the shooting and blame the guns for the deaths on that dark, grim day. What people neglect to understand though is that guns are not alive. They have no living pulse and cannot move under their own power. Therefore, as proven in an independent study conducted by Seabag, the conclusion is guns do not and cannot kill people (Seabag). The guns require an operator similar to other tools people use; for example, a hammer. These tools do not have feelings and can not move on their own without the help of
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In January of 2002, the Federal Government repealed and re-enacted the Gun-Free Schools Act (GFSA) as part of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) (Federal Law on Guns in Schools). These gun free zones create perfect public mass shooting hot spots. Elliot Rodger, who shot three people in Santa Barbara to death, explained why he picked his target. His 141-page "manifesto" shows how he was worried that someone with a gun would stop him before he was able to kill enough people. He wrote: "Another option was Deltopia, a day in which many young people pour in from all over the state to have a spring break party on Del Playa Street. I figured this would be the perfect day to attack Isla Vista, but after watching YouTube videos of previous Deltopia parties, I saw that there were way too many cops walking around on such an event. It would be impossible to kill enough of my enemies before being dispatched by those damnable cops” (The Myths...). Elliot Roger took advantage of a federal law banning weapons at the University of California that was meant to protect citizens from events similar to this. This law has clearly failed just as it has several other times before. It gives mass murderers an “advantage” and a “head-start” in their killing sprees by being knowledgeable that no guns are in their immediate …show more content…
The media has a field day with things like the Elliot Roger shooting because it captures people’s attention and is a touchy subject for most citizens. The side that seems to always prevail from the media is the side against guns, saying that private gun ownership is a threat to society. This gives many people the idea that guns are the problem for killing many people. As read in the introduction, guns do not kill people, people kill people with guns. Private gun ownership is an important part of society and can actually be very beneficial in the protection of the citizens in society. A man by the name of Joshua Nelson was shopping at a Walmart with his wife and children when he heard a woman scream, “Stop, put it down!” After telling his family to run to the front of the store and call the police, Nelson located the frantic woman. Nelson, who has a concealed carry permit and carries his firearm almost everywhere, spotted a man holding a large fillet knife to the woman’s abdomen. Nelson let the knife-wielding man know that he was armed, then demanded that he drop the knife. The attacker then turned the knife on himself and threatened suicide. Nelson continued to talk to the man, who finally complied with his order to drop the knife and kick it away. (The Blaze, Del

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