Argument in Favor of Gun Control Essay

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“Almost twelve kids lose their lives every single day because of guns” (Capps). Most recently, two young boys were shot as they were leaving a high school football game. Soon, another year anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting will arrive. In this incident, two students opened fire on their classmates in Columbine. I cannot imagine the horrors of my fellow students being killed by guns! Many other related acts of gun violence have brought up issues on gun control. Debates have risen between citizens on how the government should establish stronger gun control laws. Despite the National Rifle Association strong objections against these issues, gun control laws must be increased.

Many citizens agree that gun control
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Guns off the street run around 25 dollars a piece. There are so many guns on the street that kids can purchase them as easy as buying a book (Harrington-Lueker 50). A larger supply of guns on the street is a big threat. This is another reason to make new laws on gun control. As of right now, there are no limits placed on the number of guns a manufacturer can produce. The Center to Prevent Gun Violence estimates that 63 percent of incidents involving guns happen in high schools and twenty-four percent in junior high (Reynolds 1). They also estimate that 12 percent of incidents involving guns happen in elementary schools (Reynolds 1). Since more kids are the targets of gun violence, government should create new gun control laws.

In disagreement, the NRA doesn’t want any new gun control laws. The NRA is powerful lobbyist group that prevent many gun control laws from being passed. The NRA doesn’t want background checks done at any gun shows. They feel the background checks would take to long for a customer to receive there gun. But, the background check will be done to save lives. Is that to much to ask for? The NRA also feels that guns don’t kill people, but that people kill people (. While this is true, death is not caused by the person, death is caused by the bullet from the gun. When people pull the gun trigger the effect is the bullet fires out. The NRA feels that new gun control laws

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