Persuasive Essay On Gun Control

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Over the past few years, tragedy has struck our nation multiple times. Many of these times were mass shootings. Hundreds have been killed because of these shootings. (Marsters, 2018) The US has the highest number of death caused by guns in the world as well as gun owner ship being over double the amount of other countries. ("U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons") Many of these death were children, but the victims are a range of ages. Many would question, if there are so many mass shooting, why are we not changing laws? Why is it so easy to get a gun? And what gun laws are in place in America? Written in the US Constitution, the second amendment states "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Because of this amendment, some people believe that Americans should not be restricted when it comes to bearing arms, because they feel it is in our basic human rights. While this is true, most Gun Law activists do not want to ban guns, they only want to make it harder to obtain a gun. The gun laws in America today are state made laws, so each …show more content…
“Gun control seems to be on people’s minds,” said Jooyoung Lee “I guess the real challenge is going to be how to mobilize people to go to the polls and vote based on this issue.” “While maybe a majority of Americans are in favour of very sensible gun controls, a lot of those people are not zealots about their cause,” said Lee. “They’re not the same kinds of people who will go out and lobby and vote.” Although many people want change in the gun laws in the US, they do not have the opportunity to vote. Voting on changing gun laws has yet to go into effect, probably due to the fact that changing the laws to more strict ones is such a controversial topic due to the second