Gun Control

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Do you ever worry when you wake up in morning that you might not live to see the next day? That giving someone the wrong look or cutting someone off on our dangerous roadways would take you to your grave. The problem that would cause this worry is guns. The focus of this paper is to inform you about gun control, how much it is needed and that it guns need to be much more difficult to obtain. A fact in the United States is that of the two hundred and seventy million people there are two hundred million guns. Murder is not the only form of death caused by guns; suicide is also an immense problem.

Accessibility to guns has grown over the years and causes such things as school shootings. For instance the Columbine High School shootings. The massacre at the Columbine High School in the Denver suburb of Littleton was by far the worst in a series of school shootings in the U.S. The generation of teenagers has changed over the years and little thing such as making fun of the way someone dresses or what the person looks like can result in things like this. Guns should not be available to any under the age of twenty-one. This is something that will probably never happen because of the "black market," but it sure would save a lot of lives.

I also strongly believe that safety locks should also be put on every gun that is in existence. I also believe that since there are many guns out there that do not have locks on them because of when they were made or the manufacturer just did not put locks on the guns, those guns should be made illegal. Also there has been a proposed debate on whether or not electronic key pad devices be used as locks, by doing this the only way to use the weapon is by punching in the pin number. There have been too many instances where young and old children at home have got hold of a gun, simply unlocked the weapon and devastation occurs.

According to the April 21, 1999, Houston Chronicle, Republican Governor George W. Bush for the first...
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