Persuasive Essay On Gun Control

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What is the best way to protect yourself? A knife? With your hands? Or do you just trust the police enough that they will protect you themselves? Well if you’re like most Americans, you probably own a gun somewhere locked in your house. About 52,000 guns are bought and sold in the US daily. That includes the AR-15—America’s top-selling gun—which can shoot up to 180 rounds-per-minute. That’s around 3 rounds per second. Formerly, guns were only used for miscellaneous things such as hunting or fending off invaders from your land. Nowadays we see heated debate on if guns should even be sold anymore after a crazy madman goes off shooting innocent people. Like it or not, guns have changed this country for better and for worse. A Monday morning Labor Day, 1949, Howard Unruh, a 28-year-old war veteran, decided to go to the movies. Unfortunately for Unruh, traffic held him up and by the time he reached the theater, his date was gone. Upset and feeling betrayed, Unruh stayed at the Family Theater until about 2:30 a.m., he decided to go turn back and arrived home at 3 a.m. to find his newly constructed fence at the rear end of his yard had been messed with by his neighbors, this was his last straw. The morning of September 6th, 1949, Unruh would begin his “Walk of Death,” murdering 13 people and wounding three others in a 20-minute rampage before being hauled off by police after a dangerous firefight. This event is considered America’s first massive shooting and would haunt the

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