The Issue Of Gun Control Essay

1599 Words Nov 22nd, 2016 7 Pages
Gun control is one of the most controversial and sensitive topics in the United States to date. Firearms kill on average 33,563 people, and injure 81,396 people annually (“Assault”). The right to bear arms as stated in the second amendment in United States Constitution has organizations like the National Rifle Association (NRA), and millions of patriotic Americans clinging to their guns. Those fighting for gun control argue that assault weapons serve no purpose in the hands of citizens, and in turn have made the United States the leader in firearm ownership and gun related deaths in the world. Mass shooting are growing at a tremendous rate in the United States, school shootings taking place in Littleton, Colorado, Red Lake, Minnesota, and Blacksburg, Virginia leaving several students dead, and hundreds wounded. With ammunition and firearms widely available at local stores such as Kmart and Walmart, it is almost effortless to obtain a gun in America today. The solution to stopping gun violence and gun homicide starts by offering psychological services to the emotionally disturbed and mentally ill civilians, as well as implementing stricter background checks. The NRA is a nonprofit organization that advocates for gun rights in America. Colonel William Conant Church and General George Wingate are the founders of the NRA that came to be on November 17,1897. The primary goal of the association is to "promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis” (“Brief”).…

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