Gun Control in America

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Jan. 17, 2013
Gun Control in America

People in America decide to buy weapons for safety or because of the current tragedies. But buying guns does not prevent the homicides from happening, it just adds more problems to the source. For example the National Rifle Association said that”-the best way to protect school children was to place a guard – a “good guy with a gun”- in every school, part of a so called National School Shield Emergency Response Program.”- ELISABETH ROSENTHAL. But this will advocate more widespread of carrying firearms. In Latin America countries in every office lobby, store, gas station, and restaurant have guards with guns. “-has not made those countries safer or saner.”- ELISABETH ROSENTHAL. Rebecca Peters, former director of the International Action Network on Small Arms says; “It’s shocking to hear anyone in the United States considering a solution that would make it seem more like Columbia.” Guns should not be banned but they should be harder to purchase; longer paper work, provide referee who answers personal questions about the clients’ mental state and domestic tensions. Making the process of buying a gun more difficult will make a difference, LEXINGTON writer for the Economist says; “So in short I am not sure that tinkering with gun control will stop horrible massacres-”. At the end of the day homicides and suicides are committed by decisions make people. Sure putting stricter gun laws will make a difference, but what can the people can do about buying guns illegally and the guns that are already out there. The government should tax guns, not sell a large capacity magazine, and have a deeper background checks on applicants. This way people who make a living off selling guns still make their living and people fighting for gun control are satisfied. So that way Americans have the best of both worlds.

Works Cited
Elisabeth Rosenthal. The New York Times. January 5, 2013. Jan. 16, 2013....
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