We Need Gun Control Laws In The United States

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Boom. Boom. Boom. Screams echo in the hallways of the school. Police hustle to the scene, horror covering their faces. So much blood, so many children huddled in corners, so many tears, too much terror. In the mist of it all, there stands a killer and his gun. Who is to blame however? The killer or his gun. After every school shooting the gun debate gets brought back up. Do we change the Second Amendment? Do we create stricter rules and regulations on how people can purchase guns. Why is it that right away people blame the guns for the shooting? The fault lies with the killer hiding behind the gun. “I have a goal to destroy as much as possible,” said Columbine shooter Eric Harris. “I decided I needed to do something to stand up for myself,” …show more content…
For example, gun control laws interfere with a citizens right to self defense. These laws would also deny citizens their sense of safety. The NRA reported that often guns are used in self defense because police can not be everywhere all the time. Gun ownership is also an old and hard to change tradition protected by the Second Amendment. Also people are naive to think that gun control laws will prevent criminals from obtaining guns. With gun laws, guns will be taken from law abiding citizens, but will remain in the hands of criminals. Gun education and safety is needed more than new laws. The best way to prevent shootings is to instill in children from a young age the right and wrong of gun ownership. This includes never pointing a gun at another person. Also if we take a close look at Mexico, we will understand why gun control laws will not work in America. Mexico has strict gun control laws, but are simply ineffective. Also gun control laws will most likely have a racist turn to them, most likely focusing on poor, inner city, black communities. In general people that own guns often feel safer ("Should More Gun Control Laws Be …show more content…
While we both had a few different ideas, we both fully agreed on who to blame for each mass killing. When being asking again for the purpose of this paper my dad answered the same question with, “the killer, the killer is always to blame,” (Lehman). I asked my dad if he believed anything could be done to prevent more mass shootings, like Florida, he said that, “stricter punishments need to be enforced for killers,” (Lehman). These stricter punishments may scare of future killers and make them second guess their actions. I followed that question up with wether or not he believed that more could have been done in Florida. “Yes! That officer that stood down was being paid to protect those children. He needs to be accountable for the fact that he did not do his job” (Lehman). “The school, the FBI, and many others were well aware of what that kid (Nikolas Cruz) was capable of and more should have been done to prevent it” (Lehman). My final question for my dad was if he had anymore comments on the gun debate. “People have the right to guns, it is protected by the Second Amendment. If you really want to talk about the main problem in our country it is that people believe that guns are the main killer of people. Instead of looking into guns, someone should look into abortions, which kill more humans, but the government continues to fund”

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