Point of View
UNITED STATES—The issue of gun control continues to be a major problem in
With the recent epidemic of unspeakable acts of violence against people of the
It’s like there is an epidemic on the horizon and we must do something to stop it. After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in
In my personal opinion, anyone looking to carry a firearm should have an extensive background check before having the ability to carry a gun. That’s the epidemic we’re facing right now. There are so many illegal weapons on the streets right now; it’s propelling much of the violence that is taking place in many major cities. A gun is a weapon that was used for combat. We’ve become a nation where a gun is now a commodity. Having a gun to some people make them appear cool and apart of an elite culture. They never seem to grapple with the message that we are sending to the youth.
When I think of a gun, it reminds me of something dangerous, something that can be used to do harm and to threaten others into giving or doing something against their will. We do not live in the Wild Wild West. People should not be walking around carrying guns for their personal safety. We should not live in such a culture, but we do. People are acting on fear, and I can’t blame them. So many unspeakable horrors, unbelievable crimes have taken place which we cannot manifest a motive for.
It’s not just the fact that a gun was used; it’s the type of weapon. Why in the world would a person need an automatic weapon? Why is it even legal for such people to obtain permits for these weapons? I get that people like to hunt, but do you really need a weapon of that caliber to hunt. The answer to that question is no. There is no justifiable reason to place on the American public to advocate for people to be able to have such weaponry at their disposal. You’re not fighting a war, but perhaps we should implement such tactics. For all those people using heavy artillery to commit heinous acts on innocent people, let’s implement the draft and force them to be placed in a battle zone where such weaponry is suitable.
What is it going to take for our country to realize that GUNS ARE DANGEROUS? Some more than others, and we have to get over this ideology that just because a law says so that we are destined to fulfill that law by making sure we get our fingertips on every dangerous weapon made to man.
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