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Today in the United States, there are about 88.8 guns per 100 people; that ratio is equivalent to about 270 million guns, which is the highest amount in the world (Gun-control). In today’s era, it has been a hot topic on whether or not America should have stricter gun laws. Gun control is the regulation of selling, owning, and the use of guns (Merrriam- webster). I believe that we should have more regulated gun control laws because I don’t think an American citizen should have the right to just walk into a store and be able to purchase an assault rifle because no one needs to have an assault rifle or a high-end gun if it is just being used for self-defense. The article “Gun Control Isn’t the Answer,” by Nick Gillespie, has many…show more content…
This mass shooting was the nation’s worst mass shooting until this past October when Las Vegas had a mass shooting. President Obama believes that this act was out of terror and an act of hate (CNN). On October 1, 2017, the deadliest mass shooting in modern day history occurred. At the music festival on the Las Vegas Strip killed 58 people and wounded more than 500 others. The gunman, Stephen Paddock, 64 years old, opened fire on about 22 thousand people from a hotel room window. Stephen had no criminal record or any known affiliations with terror groups. Authorities said that “he was the son of a notorious bank robber and his own crime demonstrated some amount of sophisticated planning.” In his hotel room he had 23 guns, one of the guns being an AK-47 type rifle. The leading investigator, Joseph Lombardo, the sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, stated that “I can’t get into the mind of a psychopath.” Meaning he does not understand why people, just like Stpehen Paddock would do such a crime of evil. The investigators found Paddocks gun purchases. He purchased legally more than two dozen firearms across a period of years. When they went to search his home, they found at least “19 additional firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition and the
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