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The Issue on Guns: One student's Perspective

Uploaded by GreenGloryBlink1 on Oct 15, 2002

Guns are a major part of America’s history, as they are to this very day. The dependency people feel towards guns are blinding them to their true nature. Their nature of being lethal instruments that are the cause of many of our everyday problems. Guns should be banned. It needs to be done. The logical circumstances for that kind of radical change is because it’s the only thing that can be done. School shootings are becoming more common, crime rates are going up, suicide by guns are more common then any other method, and negligence are all examples of the things that are happening because of the massive amounts of available firearms in this nation.

An increase of the death rate in the U.S has been obvious for some time, and even if making guns illegal only leads to the criminals having then it is still a step toward the right way. This is still an incredible improvement of almost everyone having a gun. The fact is, when you reduce the number of people who have guns, then you reduce the number of incidents that cause innocent people to get killed. That’s just the way that things work out, that is life.

Society is filled with violence, crime and war. The media / news are proof of this. You can no longer turn the TV on and not see some act of violence. The movies and TV shows glorify the gun, they show it as the finishing touches to huge body built men saving the day once again. Video games, another good example, how often do you go to the movies or an arcade and not see some form of shooting game? All to often in my opinion. When I sit with my family to dinner and we turn on the news, stories of school shootings and murders unfold before us. The most current issue is “The Sniper“, a man who is so insane he goes around shooting people in the head, this man has killed around 12 or 13 people! What is being done to stop these kind of people from getting guns? And the answer to that is that there is no answer. It is impossible to keep these guns from reaching all of the hands of people who are not fit to use one. This further supports my opinion that guns are only a weakness, and not a necessity....

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Uploaded by:   GreenGloryBlink1

Date:   10/15/2002

Category:   Gun Control

Length:   6 pages (1,273 words)

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