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Over the past few months, people across the nation have been debating about gun control. Topics ranging from firearm restrictions to background checks have been heavily discussed by both emotion and logic, by both gun supporters and gun control activists, and it seems like their is no middle ground for both parties to agree on. My opinion is that, although this is an emotional topic, emotions should be secondary to logic, for finding a solution to prevent gun control can not be on that makes us feel better. It has to be one that actually works and is not insanely expensive. I believe that gun violence is a problem that is extremely difficult to eradicate, but can be prevented if people think of new ideas while not letting emotions or radicalism get to their heads and background checks are implemented. According to Harvey Rosenthal of the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, "It is sad that almost the only time meaningful public attention turns to our community is in the wake of a tragedy". I agree with this statement, for it perfectly shows America's disaster-response cycle. We do not anticipate any tragedies, we simply react to them. I believe that, not just with gun violence, Americans need to feel a sense of responsibility to protect their fellow Americans and eliminate problems while they are still growing, not wait until they are endemics. It seems that, whenever a tragedy occurs, we respond by being irrational and trying to cut off the head of the "beast" (guns, in this case) without much consideration for other, more logical solutions. In order to find a logical solution, we first need to realize that guns don't kill people. People kill people with guns. For this reason, banning certain guns or reducing magazine sizes will have a very minor effect, if they have one at. So, since the real "beast" in this case is the population, not guns, we must find a way to prevent possible killers from getting access to firearms. I believe that...
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