Essay on The Guy Behind the Gun: Elementary School Shooting Case

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On December 17, 2012, a man shot twenty-seven people—twenty of which were children—at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Had there been a gun for the school’s defense, the amount of those killed could have been significantly lower. As Adam Lanza entered the building, armed and ready to kill, a good guy could have shot him, saving many lives. Guns control prohibits good people from having the ability to stop the bad guys. Gun control laws should be loosened because they violate the Constitution, decrease protection, and it is proven that gun control laws only result in higher crime rate. One of the problems with gun control is that it violates the Constitution. The second amendment promises “the right…show more content…
Concealed carry laws also reduce rapes, aggravated assault, and robberies. According to a survey of male felons taken in 1982, “40% had decided not to commit a crime because they ‘knew or believed that the victim was carrying a gun’” (Agresti and Smith n. pag.). Criminals will not hesitate to harm others, but they will cower when the tables are turned. The government should not take away the right to defend oneself by increasing gun control. As the evidence shows, gun control prevents one from self-protection. Not only do citizens have the right to protect themselves in public, but in their own homes. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a survey which found “Americans use guns to frighten away intruders who are breaking into their homes about 498,000 times per year” (Agresti and Smith n. pag.). Without access to guns, robberies and other crimes would increase significantly. “Guns” states in Kennesaw, Georgia there was an 89% drop in burglaries after mandatory gun law (n. pag.). It is a proven fact possession of guns increases safety, therefore gun control will only do harm. One has the right to protection at home as well as at school. Media consistently reports school shootings. Shootings such as the one in Newtown kill many students. Death of innocent children could be prevented with less gun control. For instance, Greenfield states on October 1, 1997, Luke Woodham entered Pearl High School in

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