Essay about The Effects Of Gun Control On Our Nation 's Citizens

804 Words Apr 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Joyful children skip and play around the playground at their elementary school on a sunny early Monday. Pure bliss from a child remains constant as their love for life can be seen through their captivating smiles. Singing, dancing, and play fighting remains steady outside as the teachers try to control their energizing spirits. In the blink of an eye, this would all suddenly disappear. An older man with a hoodie enters the school with such anger and rage. He raids the place and pulls out his handgun that hides within his jacket. Bullets fly everywhere and any student in site remains an easy target. Screams echo throughout the hallways as teachers try to exit the remaining students out of the bloody murder scene. Lifeless bodies rest around the building. Guns should be controlled to protect our nation’s citizens. Each year there are thousands of assaults, rapes, robberies, and homicides that has sky rocketed because of the easy access of handguns in America. Today the issue of students carrying handguns to school has worsened compared to five years ago when an estimated 270,000 adolescents carried handguns. In the past month about 645,000 high school students have carried a gun at least once in the past 30 days according to the Center of Disease Control. Texas A&M University reported that in rural areas more than 40 percent of adolescents are able to acquire a handgun. Some students fear attending school because of the frequency of guns being brought to…

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