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Gun Control
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Gun Control
Gun Control is a hot topic, it is seen or heard almost everywhere you go. According to Nugent, (2013), “If guns cause crime, all of mine are defective.” America sure does love their guns! A recent survey explains in the United States for every 100 people 88.9 of them have firearms. Many would argue, the more guns the better; hence, the safer we are. Does this mean, the more gun ownership rises, the fewer people will want to be involved in a confrontation? Is there a correlation suggesting fewer fights will break out due to everyone being armed? As Americans, the right to bear arms is a right that protects us as citizens against other Americans that are bear arms, although it was originally intended for a different purpose. It is every Americans right to own weapons to protect themselves; however, ordinary people do not need military style weapons and magazines without limitations capacity, because this will undeniably help prevent future tragedies. Military Assault Weapons

Truly, the most recent tragedies that have occurred have been horrific yet preventable. To illustrate, James Holmes was the shooter in the Aurora Colorado movie theatre shooting; the weapon Holmes used was an AR-15 assault rifle. This fearsome weapon is made to kill as many people as possible in a minimal amount of time, it’s so powerful it shoots 50 shots a minute (Klein, 2012). Let’s envision, if military assault rifles would have been banned years ago and Holmes had to go in the movie theatre with a semi-automatic handgun. he would have killed half or maybe less people then he did using the AR-15. The next example is about a shooter who used an assault rifle in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. One weapon that shooter Adam Lanza used was a Bushmaster .223 caliber semiautomatic rifle. According to Ferran, (2013), “This rifle is a modified civilian version of the military’s M-16, it’s just as deadly because what makes it dangerous is the...
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