Should Gun Control Be Stricter Gun Laws? Essay

1467 Words Apr 27th, 2016 6 Pages
In 2015, on an average day in America, thirty-six Americans were killed by guns, excluding suicides. How many of those deaths would have been prevented if there were stricter gun laws? How many parents would have lived to see their babies grow up? How many children would have lived to graduate, or get married? Although many Americans believe that gun control takes away their second amendment right it actually increases every citizen’s safety by the use of extensive background checking, checking medical records, and restricting gun distributors.
On a Tuesday in 1999, two armed teenagers, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, entered their high-school and began shooting classmates. They shot and killed 13 and injured 21 before taking their own lives. The Columbine High School massacre made history. They acquired their guns by purchasing them from acquaintances.
Fast forward eight years to 2007. In April, 2007 on the Virginia Tech Campus in Virginia, Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed thirty-two men and women and injured another seventeen. He also ended his life after committing the murders. Cho was diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder, and eventually declared mentally ill. In December 2012, possibly the most heart breaking massacre took place. 20 year old Adam Lanza shoots and kills his mother at their home. He then enters Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newton, Connecticut and opens fire. He claimed the life of twenty first graders who were six and seven years old,…
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