The Need For Gun Control in America Essay

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The Second Amendment of The United States Constitution states, “[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."
An AR-15 is semi automatic, high capacity firearm with a muzzle velocity of over three thousand feet per second. The rifle will fire as fast as one can pull the trigger. This commando style weapon, with high capacity magazines, in the hands of a mentally or emotionally unstable individual, is a recipe for disaster that could cause great harm and death to the innocent. Although Americans have a constitutional right to bear arms, there need to be precautions in place to insure the safety of the people. The recipe for disaster
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There are too many cases that are caught too late. The red flags (indicators) didn’t show up in the background check. Now a mentally unstable person has their hands on an instrument of death; which they attained legally. In order to keep citizens safe, we must take all threats seriously. One-third of the shooters in the past century had made prior threats. In an official FBI document, it states, “Behavior is an expression of personality, but one bad day may not reflect a student’s real personality or usual behavior pattern. Accurately evaluating someone's behavior requires establishing a baseline — how he or she typically behaves most of the time” (FBI 4). Peers of individuals who suffer from mental illness must be attentive to peculiar behavior and take all threats seriously. When people treat situations like these with care and responsibility, often the shooter’s plans are foiled. These simple steps could save countless lives. In the United States alone, over thirty-one thousand people die annually as a root to firearms. The American Medical Journal concluded, “there is a positive correlation between guns per capita and firearm relate deaths” (AMJ 2). This means that when more guns are in circulation, more deaths will occur:
One of the major political parties (along with firearms manufacturers and pro-gun lobbyists generally) oppose any rules restricting our Second Amendment rights by limiting the capacity of clips
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