Why We Need Act On Gun Control

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Why We Need to Act on Gun Control On July 20th, 2012, at the screening of the film The Dark knight Rise, a armed man walked into the theater and shot at the audience with multiple weapon, which caused the result of 12 people died, 70 others injured; On January 8th, 2011, a 22 years old young man assaulted the American senator Gabrielle Giffords and other 18 people with a pistol. As a result, six bystanders died including a girl only 9 years old; On April 16th, 2007, a student in Virginia took away 32 people’s life (including himself) with two pistols (Global Shooting). As can be seen, these are massacres happened within last 5 years, and obviously, these tragedies are all indicate a issue need to be discussed: gun control. Gun control…show more content…
According to conservative radio host Alex Jones: “America was born on guns and whiskey.” In spite of this might be true, however, the primitive, unenlightened culture should always be forbidden with the pace of time. Once before, slavery was a part of American culture. The slaves irrigated the soil with their sweat, built the railway around the country with their hands and grew the crop which raised American. In other words, America was born on slavery. In this case, the president Abraham Lincoln abolished the slavery in 1867; There was an age which is that dictators rule the world. However, people kicked the dictators out of history stage, we prefer democracy instead; Within a hundred years ago, women were considered lower status than man. Sexism was global wide. In reality, we treat gender with bias no longer now. All these tradition which were considered “cultures” are no longer exist. Do we really need to reserve the deadly weapon like gun as a part of our culture? Also, another factor that opposes the gun control in the US is the second amendment in the constitution. The purpose of second amendment was to prevent the tyrant government and invaders. According to Noah Webster, a Federalist, “The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of people are armed
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