Point of View
UNITED STATES—The tragedy that occurred at
This year alone we’ve had unspeakable acts of violence at the hands of a gunman who has been armed with an arsenal of weapons at their disposal. Over the summer, James Holmes shot and killed 12 people and wounded more than 50 people as he released gunfire at a midnight screening for the picture “The Dark Knight Rises.” The month of December also saw a shooter unleash gunfire on unsuspecting shoppers at an
Even worse is the fact that we have this engrained thought in our minds that because of the Second Amendment we have the right to bare arms. Everyone thinks because of that amendment we can carry a gun if we want to and so many Americans hold that right to the core. My question is why in the world do you need an assault rifle, a machine gun, a weapon that fires multiple rounds with just one click? There is no reason for people to have a gun of that caliber. By us preventing individuals from having access to these weapons we may be able to control incidents like what we’ve seen in the past year from happening.
In my honest opinion, banning the sale of weapons over the internet could also help us constrain the gun issues in
President Obama also tackled a discussion to focus more attention on mental illness, an issue that many Americans prefer not to discuss. The truth is there are many people out there who are in need of help and them not getting that help can turn into catastrophic situations especially if they have access to a gun. Another way to prevent mass shootings is to only allow the access of semiautomatic guns to the military.
There is no way for us to ban the use of all guns to Americans. It could help as it would prevent people from committing dangerous crimes using the threat of a gun. People have the right to have guns in their homes, so there will always be people making sure that right is upheld to the fullest. The horrifying issue about the shooting at
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