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Gabe Godines
Kersey
English 11Anti Gun Control
9/16/13

To have gun control laws or not to have gun control laws that is the question. Recent tragedies involving firearms have sparked up a controversial debate in America. Our president, Barack Obama, has remained “noncommittal” (Grier) as of late but the war rages on with or without him. Peter Grier has thus far remained neutral, but as for me, I have already chosen my answer to the question. Gun control laws would not only leave our law abiding citizens unprotected, but it would also leave those exact same citizens exposed to preventable crimes, and strip us of our second amendment right.

First of all, the fact that this is even a topic, in “the best country in the world“, is shameful. Certain precautionary measures have already been established and proven ineffective, the answer to preventing future tragedies is not to create more. Lawmaker’s efforts in the end will once again prove futile. People committing these crimes are obviously criminals and have no disregard for the arbitrary laws lawmakers pass. To put it simply “criminals don’t obey laws”( Ron Paul) Ron Paul is a retired congressman who is against gun control. He believes that Americans are “misguided” because they think that “if we pass the right laws that future horrors like the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting can be prevented.” He is right Criminals will get there hands on a gun with or without Godines 2

laws, so why pass a law that is only going to leave citizens defenseless? A huge red target is painted when a criminal discovers an unarmed citizen, leaving them vulnerable.
Also, Criminals avoid potentially armed people and target helpless ones. By disarming us Lawmakers are just putting us all at risk. Passing more gun control laws and promoting gun free zones paints a huge red target for criminals. The shooting at Virginia Tech was quickly ended by “two law school students [who] ran to fetch their legally owned...
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