Persuasive Essay On Gun Control

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Gun violence has risen in America tremendously. According to the White House.com, Over the past decade in America, more than 100,000 people have been killed because of gun violence and millions more have been the victim of assaults, robberies, and other crimes involving a gun. (Office of the Press Secretary). The most recent case where a gun was used to carry out an act of violence was the Las Vegas shooting that took place on October 1st,2017. During a concert, perpetrator Stephen Paddock opened fire on to the crowd: 58 fatalities, leaving 546 injured, and then turning the gun on himself. This is only one of the many mass shootings that has risen the call for gun control. On The other hand, Citizens continue to fight for their right to…show more content…
Shortly after the shooting, the debate on gun control skyrocketed. This sparked many concerns in citizens of America and called for the discussion of gun control. In addition to the Las Vegas shooting, there had been another mass attack in America. On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen opened fire inside of a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. He killed 49 people, and wounded 58. This is the biggest hate crime that was carried out in the U.S. since the September 11 attacks in 2001. Several Semi-automatic rifles and a 9mm Glock was used by the offender to commit this hate crime. Just as in the Las Vegas incident, this shooting rose many worries about gun control in the United States. The majority of citizens fight for more gun control to prevent these tragedies from happening. According to Fact Sheet, in 2016, The President and Vice President were committed to using every tool at the Administration’s disposal to reduce gun violence. More gun control means more legislation. The other portion of people are against gun control. These citizens feel that their 2nd amendment is being violated, the more gun control there is. In the court case District of Columbia vs. Heller, the defendant complained that is right to bear arms was being violated. Heller applied for a one-year license for a handgun he wished to keep at home, but his application was denied. Heller sued the District of Columbia. He sought an injunction against the enforcement

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