What Is The Argument Against Gun Control

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The debate on gun control has been going on for a quite some time now in america. Some people believe that we should have gun control, while others believe that we should stop gun violence with more guns that can cause unnecessary violence. Although many people feel that guns should be allowed with us for safety, more guns out there can lead to more crimes involving guns ending up in wrong hands. There have been many incidents and shootings that have rekindled the gun control argument. An example of an incident is that on Feb. 29, 2016 in Madison, Ohio a high school student injured two other students with a .380 caliber handgun. There have been many recent incidents causing arguments from both sides; some say we should have guns to protect …show more content…
that resulted in 26 people dead, including 20 children. “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun,” (LaPierre) but what if the guns are the problem in general? We should be able to prevent guns getting in the wrong hands as much as we can. LaPierre also called on congress to have an armed police officer in every school, which is completely reasonable since security guards are trained for situations like this, and should know when it is necessary to fire. Giving guns to teachers to keep with them in the classroom, or letting students on college campus’s carry guns is just a bad idea. We never know when someone’s anger can take over their actions and shoot someone acting on their …show more content…
This proves that having stricter gun laws work to reduce gun crimes. The U.S. should have mandatory criminal background checks and mental evaluations required for anyone who wants to buy a gun, make it harder to buy a gun, and should make sure that they close all the loopholes for people to get away with buying a gun without getting checked. "We know we can 't stop every act of violence, every act of evil in the world. But maybe we could try to stop one act of evil, one act of violence," (Obama) in his speech about gun violence obama also said “I believe in the Second Amendment, there written on paper, that guarantees the right to bear arms, No matter how many times people try to twist my words around, I taught constitutional law. I know a little bit about this. But I also believe that we can find ways to reduce gun violence consistent with the Second Amendment." So for all the people who didn’t listen to obama when he said this, such as Paul Ryan, need to realize that he is not trying to take the 2nd amendment away from the citizens. Obama want to keep guns here for safety, but limit who buys them by giving mandatory background checks and mental evaluations. He also wants the loopholes, like buying guns at a gun show, to be closed and

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