The Out Of Control Lack Of Gun Control Essay
Senseless murders, school massacres, mass shootings, these things have become everyday norms to American citizens, and while gun violence is a world wide problem, its’ effects are amplified in the United States of America.
The American infatuation with firearms goes back to the Constitutional Convention, where our founding fathers deemed the right to own firearms so important that they put it as the second amendment in the US constitution (Words with positive connotation). However, this constitutional right has made the United States a firearm nation, captivated with all things gun related. Americans feel so strongly about their right to own guns that when the topic of gun control is broached, even the smallest additions to existing laws are vehemently protested. How many people need to die before we make a change? (Rhetorical Question). People in the USA glorify firearms, which in turn ignores the lack of gun control laws resulting in exorbitant amount of gun violence in the United States of America.
The people’s glorification of guns and the subsequent lack of gun control have drastic consequences, both socially and economically. For one, there aren’t even basic restrictions on buying a gun In America, according to a 2015 about.com article by weapons expert Michael Simpson, in Alaska you don’t need to obtain a permit to own, purchase, or even carry a gun.
There also isn’t a ban on assault weapons in the state of Alaska, so…