News Report Essay

Submitted By joneal0023
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Judy O’Neal
Amber Stamper
ENG_102
January 27, 2013
Gun Control
In 44 states, including Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Texas and Virginia where these magazines have been used in deadly mass shootings, there are no laws against using them, according to a 2012 analysis by the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. If a federal law banned magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, it would become the minimum standard.
Federal law does not prohibit the ownership of any weapon, said Ginger Colbrun, a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokeswoman in Washington. In order to buy or own certain firearms, including automatic weapons, machine guns and bazookas, people do have to apply for permission from the federal government. But as long as the application for a restricted firearm is approved, and there is no state law barring ownership of that type of gun, it's legal.
The reason I am so interested in this subject is because after the movie theatre shooting and the shootings in all these schools it scares me to death. I have 4 children in public schools and that love going to the movies, I think anyone with children and love their families would be crazy not to care about gun control, and how easy it is for people to go out and buy guns even with a criminal history. I think they should have some sterner laws against anyone being able to purchase a fire arm. I believe that people need to open their eyes and see that this is a reality and that we shouldn’t make it so easy on people to…