Argument Essay On Gun Control

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The definition of gun control is “the set of laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms by civilians.” With the horrific events that have occurred lately in our country, I believe that the laws on gun control are not strict enough. There are only a handful of people who cannot possess a gun, leaving millions of other individuals with the ability to own a firearm. Almost anyone can buy a gun, but not just “anyone” should be allowed to have one.
A gun is a very dangerous weapon that needs to be taken care of by a responsible person. The person behind the trigger must know exactly how to hold, use, and shoot a firearm. Many people have been killed or severely injured when …show more content…

No single person should be allowed to possess the abundant number of weapons that Paddock had in his hotel room. This situation could have been completely avoided if there was a limitation on the number of guns and ammunition an individual could own. It could have also been avoided if machine guns were not on the market for civilians to purchase.
Many people remember the Sandy Hook Shooting which took place at Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14th, 2012. The shooters name is Adam Lanza. He broke into the school and opened fire in multiple classrooms, killing 20 children and 6 adults and then proceeding to take his own life. In an article called Why would someone own a military-style rifle? Julie Jones-Hawkins states “I fully support a ban on rapid-fire weapons. Any weapon that can take out an entire kindergarten class is a problem." Owning a hand gun for protection and a rifle for hunting is understandable, but owning an automatic or semiautomatic firearm is uncalled for.
Trained professionals who are required to use semiautomatic and automatic firearms, should be the only individuals who are legally allowed to own them. Such personnel as people in the military. No civilian needs to own one of these deadly machines. Using something as powerful as these guns requires skill, a lot of training and a person who is mentally stable. A man, had the ability to break into a locked and secured building, shoot down doors

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