People for Gun Control Essay

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People for Gun Control

The recent events that has happened, such as the school shootings and all the violence seen on television, has without a doubt made many of us consider gun control as a possible solution to the violence that has spread across the nation. On the other hand there are other ways to reduce the violence besides using gun control to do that, which are teaching proper gun handling and making mandatory licensing to obtain a gun. With gun control laws the government is putting the average citizen in harms way by taking there gun away from them.

More important that gun control is gun safety. People need to learn not only how, but also when to use a gun. Most of the people who go out and buy guns usually don't have
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As a (NRA) member stated "Though the government is trying to help, they aren't solving any of the problems, they are just making it harder for the average citizen to obtain a gun."(Simmons 2)

After all, the average citizen is going to be the one who gives up their guns, and the criminals are going to keep theirs. This will leave the innocent people unarmed and unable to defend themselves against intruders. Guns used by private citizens against violet criminals and burglars are as common and as frequent as arrest. (Kruschke 36)

Gun control is a good idea to keep guns out of the hands of young children. As the law that is already in effect a person must be 18 years of age in order to purchase a rifle or a shotgun and they must be 21 years of age to purchase a handgun. This law still doesn't effect the young people that like to hunt or target shoot, for they are still able to do so if an adult accompanies them.

It would be far more effective to deal with the criminals, and criminal use of guns. Mandatory prison sentences for possessing a gun during the commission of a felony and such mandatory sentencing that cannot be waved as part of a plea bargain.(Simmons 2) Television and films has helped to glorify gun and violence through the westerns and police dramas where shoots are fired in almost every scene. On the average,…

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