Essay on How much are you willling to pay for your freedom?

Submitted By the_alv
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How much are you willing to pay for your freedom? According to the National Center for injury and violence prevention and control, “Every single day in the US, 13 young people between the age of 10 and 24 are victims of homicide, more than 80% are killed with a firearm” (Hoye). People think weapons are more likely to have positive effect than a negative one. That is completely false, guns are more likely to bring negative effects such as young teenage violence, shootings, killing of innocent people ext. People’s philosophy is that if they have a gun they are able to protect and defend themselves or their loved ones in case of an attack to threat comes to them. The real problem is those people who do have a gun are not receiving any attacks, it is those who do not have one, that are.
Adam Lanza stayed at home mostly, a witness said, playing video games such as "Call of Duty." But on December 14, 2012, he went out -- armed with 10 30-round magazines for his semiautomatic Bushmaster .223 caliber model XM15 rifle and bullets for his two handguns and a shotgun. Lanza didn't make it home alive. Nor did the 26 people-- 20 of them schoolchildren ages 6 and 7 -- he shot dead in less than five minutes, firing one bullet roughly every two seconds he was at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Candiotti)
One very good example of why guns or firearms have a negative effect in the community is the shootings at happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. When little five, six and seven year old kids are being killed, there’s a problem. Sandy Hook was not a threat to anyone, the kids killed were not an enemy to Adam Lanza, there was no justification for Lanza to go into Sandy Hook Elementary that morning of December 14, 2012 and take away the lives of many innocent teachers and children. People like Adam Lanza or James Holmes the guy that went into a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and started shooting at everyone, should not have easy access to any weapons. Gun control should be that, controlled. Eliminating guns or the use of them is not possible, but enforcing the amount of people who have them and having a closer watch on them, is possible. The website, Issues and controversies writes, “The Newtown shooting was the second-deadliest mass shooting ever to occur in the United States, surpassed only by the 2007 shooting at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, in which a gunman had killed 32 people before committing suicide” (Gun Control Follow Up). The American people as a united community should come together and take some action to change and put more restrictions on firearms.