The Influence Of Gun Control In The United States

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When the word Columbine is stated almost everyone knows what is being referred to without even having to ask. The amount of gun violence that has pledged our country over the past decade is almost astonishing. Events like the Columbine shooting being so horrific that those who were never directly affected still get chills when thinking about that day. Gun control is a pressing topic in the United States today and it is something that is heavily debated on. Gun laws need to be changed and more strict. This concern for gun control is due to so many horrific events that continue to happen like school shootings such as Columbine and Sandy Hook. This is why many legislators and citizens feel that gun laws need to be changed.

Historical Research Gun control means the restriction on firearms,who and what can be sold or bought, where they are sold, and how the seller reports the sale to the federal government. Due to background checks in today 's law there are certain people that cannot have a firearm like ex convicts, mental patients, etc. Some states also require you to have gun permit or a concealed weapon permit if you own a gun. The problem is there are many flaws in the
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According to the every town research group, gun violence starts before a gun is even fired from the hand of a child. Kids problems with gun violence begin by being exposed early to similar circumstances. Many schools that have been in the vicinity of gun shots are more likely to have a student mimic the same kind of violence. This is part of the reason why nearly 53% of school shootings happen in k-12 schools. As violence in our community sky rockets so will the likelihood of gun related violence in our schools and our children. It 's also stated that more than a third of school shootings start out as a verbal arguments but end up escalating and lead to gun related deaths (Analysis,

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