Gun Control Laws

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I don’t understand why the United States doesn’t have gun-control laws. We always learn from our mistakes, so why hasn’t the United States learned that we need gun-control laws. I think the United States has had enough examples to learn from. For example, the massacre in Columbine and the death of 20 children in Sandy Hook. We also have had suicide,  and the deaths of more than 200 children. Most have died in the act of having household guns. Many children have shot themselves accidentally or shot other people in access to guns. A 3 year old boy accidentally shot himself in the eye when finding a gun under his couch. Also a 12 year old boy playfully pointed a gun at his 11 year old sister accidentally pushing the trigger and killing her. “It is always the unloaded gun that kills”-My Grandpa.

 

What do you have to say about this?

2 comments on “Gun Control Laws

  1. lwk2431 says:

    “I think the United States has had enough examples to learn from.”

    Indeed, although there are accidents and suicides and murders with guns, some of the latest and best research on the defensive use of guns indicates that Americans use firearms 2.5 million times a year to defend live and property and 400,000 lives a year may be saved with guns.

    See:

    Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (Northwestern)
Guns and Violence Symposium,
vol. 86, no. 1, 1995: 150.

    ARMED RESISTANCE TO CRIME: THE PREVALENCE AND NATURE OF SELF-DEFENSE WITH A GUN
    Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz
    http://www.saf.org/lawreviews/kleckandgertz1.htm

    As to school massacres like Columbine and Newtown the answer is painfully easy to see if one will take off one’s blinders. Put guns in the hands of responsible adults in schools to protect children.

    See:

    Everything that’s wrong with the argument against protecting schools with guns

    http://chrishernandezauthor.com/2013/09/03/everything-thats-wrong-with-the-argument-against-protecting-schools-with-guns/

    lwk
    free2beinamerica2.wordpress.com

  2. nicole says:

    I think your grandpa is right — guns should not be part of our lives.

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