The Issue Of Gun Control Essay

2148 Words Oct 24th, 2016 9 Pages
Introduction Gun control has been a topic of debate in our country since before the creation of the Declaration of Independence. So much so, the individual liberty of the right to bear arms was implemented into the Bill of Rights as the second amendment. The implementation of this individual liberty wasn’t to suggest that any citizen of the United States can own or obtain a gun and therefore later federal and state laws were implemented to regulate ownership. Even so, there are an overwhelmingly large amount of guns that are possessed in this country illegally and under the radar of the federal and state governments. Today in our country alone there are 88 guns for every 100 people living in the United States (“Gun Control Overview” 4).
Recently in our society we have seen a heartbreaking amount of school shootings, terrorists attacks, suicides, and innocent people being killed by the use of guns. Tragedies like these re-spark the debate between gun control and gun rights in our society. On one end of the spectrum people like me argue that guns don’t kill people, people kill people and imposing stricter gun regulations is not going to change the possession and use of guns legally or illegally. Others believe that stricter controls of guns would make our society safer, harder to obtain by people who will use them illegally and will prevent future tragedies we have seen in our country’s recent past.
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Guns don’t kill people, people kill people and in many instances…

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