Essay about The Gun Control Laws Will Not Help Control Mass Shootings

1230 Words Mar 21st, 2016 5 Pages
Billy Bob is a law abiding citizen, and Greg is a criminal. The United States of America decided guns were too dangerous, so the government took them away. Billy Bob works at a Winn Dixie, and his day was about to be the worst of his life. Greg comes in with a gun he bought off the black market, and he holds everyone hostage and kills most of them. Before the United States took all the guns away, Billy Bob had a concealed carry permit which allowed him to carry his gun to work with him everyday. That day would have turned out differently if the United States had not taken guns away from law abiding citizens. Tightening gun control laws will not help control mass shootings. It would just increase them because only criminals will have guns, and law abiding citizens will not be able to protect themselves. Assault weapons are not the reason mass shootings happen. The person holding the gun is responsible. The second amendment protects the right to bear semi-auto firearms and magazines designed for self defense. Somebody could do as much damage with a single shot rifle and a whole lot of time, like in a hostage situation, as a person can with a few minutes and an assault weapon. Gun control supporters have labeled different types guns, assault weapons, when honestly they are not in the classification as an assault weapon. An assault weapon is a weapon that is semi-auto and holds more than 15 bullets. In some instances, they even labeled pump action guns as a assault weapon,…

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