Gun Control: One Of The Most Controversial Issues In Today's Society

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Gun Control Gun control is one of the most controversial issues talked about in today’s society. Some people believe that if we take guns away from civilians then there will be less violence in the county. Others think that it is our right to bear arms. President Obama is trying to pass laws to enforce stricter gun laws, because he believes that one of the biggest problems in American is that too many people are able to have guns. The second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Since December 15, 1971 people in America have had the right to bear arms, today that amendment is …show more content…

In 2009 at Fort Hood, Texas thirteen people died from a army major that when on a shooting spree. In 2011 at Seal Beach, California eight people died when a man decided to storm into a hair salon and shoot people. In 2012 in Oakland, California seven people died at a university when a former student went insane and started shooting at random targets. Even though all of these shootings occurred it was not because of guns. On April 15, 2013, two Muslim refugees set off two bombs at the Boston Marathon killing and injuring people no guns were involved in this incident. They made the bombs out of pressure cookers. So if the people that think banning guns would solve any problems is ridiculous. You can kill someone with almost anything. By their logic should pressure cookers be banned also? Many mass shootings have occurred but that does not mean that guns should be banned. On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four planes. Two of the planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. The third plane crashed into the Pentagon. The last plane crashed into a field because of very brave citizens. Over three thousand people were killed in this attack, and there was not a single gun

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