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Persuasive Essay On Gun Control

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Gun control for whom? Given the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada where a lone gunman killed over 50 people and injured hundreds, the discussion of gun rights has engulfed our country. This dispute in the country’s storied culture wars will fail in any substantial changes to current laws. I strongly loathe hearing of gun deaths, especially when they seem preventable with proper legislation. Not to mention, I know of gun control problematic racist past and caution others to address the problem with reasonableness. As Saul Cornell, a professor at Fordham University succulently explained, “Saying gun laws are always racist is just false. Saying that gun laws have never been racist is also just wrong.” Likewise, former President of the National Rifle Association David Keene said, “You know, when you go back in our history … the initial wave of [gun-control laws] was instituted after the Civil War to deny blacks the ability to defend themselves”. Again, gun controls racist origin detracts from and I am fearful of laws that have historically affected African-Americans ability to defend themselves against illegal deprivation of life.

To say nothing of infamous Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) landmark Supreme Court case which rendered Blacks as non-citizens is blasphemous. Scott, a slave sought to sue for his freedom since he moved to a state that outlawed slavery but the highest court of the land had other beliefs. In the majority opinion Chief Justice Roger B. Taney
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