Do Away With Gun Control

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Do Away With Gun Control

A tragic accident! Your brother, Isaac is dead! He has been shot in a hunting accident. People said to me, "Hope you don't blame anyone." Now I'm sure you will hate guns seemed to be what they all met. Why would I blame anyone and why would I hate guns? After the Columbine shooting by two crazed high school students, the media has portrayed everyone that has ever had a loved one killed or injured by a gun, as a gun hater. I wasn't a gun hater; what had happened to my brother was just an accident. But were there others out there who felt the same way?

Gun control has been an important issue in the last twenty years. Contrary to popular belief, there were others that had lost loved one and didn't hate guns. Darrell Scott, a man that the media never spoke of, was the father of Rachel Joy Scott. Rachel Joy Scott was one of the children who were killed at Columbine. On May 27, 1999, Mr. Scott gave this testimony before the Subcommittee on Crime of the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, DC, "In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA, because I don't believe that they are responsible for my daughter's death. Therefore, I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel's murder, I would be their strongest opponent" (Scott). There were many other stories from people in similar situations. All had lost loved ones, but many didn't blame guns for the loss.

The right to keep and bear arms has long been protected by the Second Amendment. The reason...

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