The Debate On Gun Control And Gun Control In The United States

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Violence is constantly one of the main stories on the news. Acts of violence, crimes and murders spilling across the screen daily not only take toll on the victims but the officers involved and the public witnessing these incidents. These acts make violence a strong topic in debates and in campaigning for political officers. According to many politicians reducing violence is the path to success for our democratic system. To accomplish this goal the United States would have to reduce the means by which many of these violent acts occur; weapons, specifically guns. The debate over gun control has been a key discussion point in the United States for many years. The controversy grew after the killing of the schoolchildren in Connecticut, in December of 2012. After this event the Obama administration began limiting the availability of military-style weapons and many policies have been established, placing many different variables on gun purchasing and owning. These variables range from background checks to gun safety classes. I believe that guns should be controlled. Citizens do have the right to bear arms, but I believe a citizen should prove that they are responsible enough to own a weapon. An individual …show more content…
According to Childress (2013), “Most of the movement on gun legislation has been at the state level”. While the federal government were working on making it a felony to buy guns from an illegal buyer, the states where proposing bills to strengthen gun control and gun rights. Childress (2013) states that the country is split between being for pro-gun or for gun-control, two of the states that are on either sides of this is New York and Nebraska. New York was one of the first to pass many pro-gun-control laws while Nebraska was one of the first in line to pass pro-gun bills. These two states both joined the fight about gun control after Newtown, yet they have very different views on

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