The Issue Of Gun Control Essay

1896 Words Mar 30th, 2016 null Page
On December second, 2015, two heavily armed terrorists, one male one female, entered the San Bernardino Inland Regional Center and in a matter of minutes, they left 14 dead and 22 seriously injured. They used two semi automatic assault rifles (chambered in .223, a popular hunting round) and two 9mm handguns. This event and countless others mass shootings are the more recent events stirring up the gun control debate. "So obviously, we need strong sensible gun control, and I will support it, but some people think it 's going to solve all of our problems, and it 's not. You know we have a crisis in the capability of addressing mental health illness in this country." (Greene, NPR.org). That was presidential candidate Bernie sanders, addressing last years Charleston church massacre. What sanders meant when he said that was that gun control will help curve gun violence but mental disorders and other uncontrollable and unpredictable factors that lead to these mass shootings also need to be addressed. If you look around the world, we, The United States of America are not the only ones with this problem, nearly every country in the world has this issue and their own laws to counter gun violence. While a small percentage of people who commit crimes with guns, many are people who illegally purchase guns and people with mental disorders. That fact is, gun control will have little to no impact on gun violence.

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