Gun Control Laws, Is It Too Late?

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Gun Control Laws- Is it too late?
Caroline Rodriguez Alvarez

Gun Control Laws- Is it too late?
Caroline Rodriguez Alvarez

Gun Control Laws- Is it too late?
Over the last year, I have been concerned over the events that have been shaking the foundation of this country, young kids going on a rampant killing spree and some even taking their own life. Violence has taken over our schools, our streets and the government does not seem to get a grip of control over the situation, promises in political campaigns, and after elections, we do not see a difference. In 2012, this country ended a difficult year with the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre, where 26 innocent lives were lost as a result of a maniac armed with his mother’s gun. After reading articles in the news and listened to the opinions of government officials and gun owners expressing the pros and cons of putting more restrictions to obtain a license or to buy a gun, and it is repulsive to me that this gun owners are looking after their interests and not being conscientious about all the lives lost as a consequence of guns being on the wrong hands. In this essay I would like to express not only my opinion based on my research but to request that there is something done to prevent losing more innocent people’s lives. According to a study performed in 2001, researchers at Harvard University found some amazing results after the more restricted Gun Laws were put in effect in Australia; in the 18 years before the new law was enacted; a total of 13 gun attacks had led to four or more fatalities. In the 16 years since the new law, the number was zero. Individual homicides involving guns have also fallen. As a Country we should be embarrassed by seeing that there is a positive effect in restricting the Gun use and permitting, and because of politics and other strings that are pulled

by the wealthy people that do not want to go thru a hassle to buy a gun for their...
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