Gun Laws Are The Cause For Much Of The Violent Crime

2118 Words Jul 25th, 2015 9 Pages
Gun Control
Christal Ruiz
Political Science
Mt. San Jacinto
July 25, 2015

Gun laws are the cause for much of the violent crime in the United States and need to be changed by enforcing and assembling stricter regulations, allowing more concealed carries for protection, and educating Americans about firearms to reduce mass panic. Over the course of our history American has suffered from a substantial number of mass shootings; Columbine in Littleton, CO, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C, Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. These mass shootings are just one side of the gun violence in America. There are also drive-bys, accidental shootings, and
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Again the American people rallied together in support for gun control. Then on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Adam Lanza, 20, guns down 20 children, ages six and seven, and six adults, school staff and faculty, before turning the gun on himself. Of course the American people rallied together again in support of gun control. However, this time it was a little different. The Sandy Hook shooting was an elementary school. These were 5 year olds, 6 year olds, 8 years, and more. People were angered. There were rallies, support groups, our nation pulled together and sent support to this community. However, the heat for gun controlled died down and soon the nation was focused on other things. Even when polls show strong favoritism of gun control after mass shooting, somehow the politics never seem to work.
In an interview the president did with Marc Maron, Obama was asked about gun violence. “Rather than reciting the usual list of optimistic predictions about the possibility of Congress working together to achieve reforms, the President was brutally honest. Obama said the gun manufacturers would "make out like bandits, partly because of this fear that 's churned up that the federal government and the black helicopters are all coming to get your guns." The President argued the absence of common-sense gun safety laws was "unique" to this country. He said: The grip of the NRA on
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