Persuasive Essay On Gun Control

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Throughout the history of the United States, firearms have always been an ideal American tradition and right that has been fought for time and time again. Due to recent tragedies involving firearms, the view of guns and peoples rights to own and operate firearms have been frowned upon and viewed in a bad light due to Media. News sources have cherrypicked pictures of tragedies and stories about bad instances of gun usage in order to fight for Gun Control and the suppression of Americans rights. Due to the recent Vegas shooting, the argument for Gun Control has never been more intense, and Media outlets are having a field day on the topic. The problem, when it comes to the people's views on guns isn't about whether or not firearms are …show more content…

One of my biggest problems with Media is the fact that they use national tragedies clickbait for their stories to gain more views, for example, the recent Vegas shooting incident. As horrible as it was, CNN, Fox, and even BBC made headlines consisting of “Las Vegas massacre: Families, investigators still asking why,” to draw attention to the story consistently, instead of stating the facts and moving on. The Media also mentions how the Vegas Shooter had acquired firearms through gun stores, although many of his weapons were automatic, which is not remotely legal in the US without very specific licenses which he did now procure. In fact, all known automatic firearms are illegal to obtain as a regular citizen due to the National Firearms Act (1934); yet the Vegas shooter acquired more than 10 automatic firearms to commit this crime. The Second Amendment states that “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.” This essentially means that we have the right as citizens of the United States to own (within legal restriction) and distribute firearms through the right legal channels provided to us the United States Government. In the case of District of Columbia V. Heller, the District of Columbia stated as law that citizens were not allowed to openly carry unregistered firearms and that any registered firearms must be kept at home in an either

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