Essay on Gun Control Laws Will NOT Stop Senseless Shootings

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The motive is excellent; the diagnosis is correct. The goal is to save the lives of children, those who cannot defend themselves. The verdict is that public shootings can and should be prevented. However, the treatment is completely detrimental. Gun control is defined by Merriam-Webster as “laws that control how guns are sold and used and who can own them” (“Gun Control”). The modern description used in debates is very close, and the term is often referring to restrictions, not necessarily prohibition. Nevertheless, core advocates strongly feel that we should ban guns in public places completely. A large dose would be just as detrimental as a small one. It is a good idea, to try to prevent people from being shot by preventing others from …show more content…
Business is not slowing down anytime soon either, as there has been a 30% increase of jobs from 2008 to 2011 (Sanburn, Josh). Eliminating guns would hurt our economy, putting hundreds of thousands of honest hard-working Americans out of work. Hunting is a hobby enjoyed by thousands of people. The hunting industry brings in $22.9 Billion, with $12.5 Million people over the age of 16 hunting in some way, and 1 million jobs created as a result (“Hunting Statistics”). Meddling with the gun industry will have obvious direct influences on the hunting industry, and the millions of people whose jobs depend on it. Making laws that prohibit guns to prevent shooting is pointless. If someone decides to kill people, why would a law preventing guns stop them? They are already breaking several laws, and most likely have access to illegal gun sales. December 14th, 2012, Adam Lanza shot his mother and 26 more people, 20 of which were small defenseless children. There was no armed guard on campus that could have stopped him. Most of the people he killed had done nothing to him, and one was his mother. 20 were children between seven and eight years old. It takes a seriously mentally confused person to kill the defenseless people he killed. His mother raised him, fed him, dressed him, and told him how much he loved her. He still killed her, breaking many laws along the way. In

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