Essay on The Debate Of Gun Control

1014 Words Feb 10th, 2016 5 Pages
Approximately 30,000 people die from gunshot wounds every year in just the United States alone. All across America, gun control has been a growing issue for numerous people. For some people, guns seem like the ultimate killer, but other people think of guns as toys more than as weapons. In the 2016 Presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz both have differing views on the topic. Hillary Clinton is in favor of gun control whereas Ted Cruz is against it. Hillary Clinton, one of the two democratic candidates running for President, is in favor of gun control. As published in The American Prospect, Clinton is “advocating for stronger gun laws,” which makes America think she is “pushing to the forefront of the campaign agenda [creating] an issue that in recent years Democrats have been afraid to make too much noise about” (Waldman). Due to Clinton’s bold opinion of gun laws, many liberals find her highly progressive. If she continues to make an intrepid choice on her gun control stance, her ideas will reach out to many liberals and possibly moderates as well. Clinton believes, “the stakes are too high, the costs are too dear” ( By this, she is claiming that she values every human life. Clinton believes that guns should be kept away from criminals, but hunters and licensed gun owners should be able to have their rights as gun owners as well. She claims that, “the actions we take can certainly be done consistent with the constitution and the right of gun…

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