Gun Control Essay

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In recent years, gun control is one of the biggest issues that people are concerned. Gun control is a law that regulates who can own a gun and how guns are sold and used. The debate of the Second Amendment, the rights to gun versus the issues of gun control have been a trending topic in recent years since massive shootings that had killed multiple children and adults. With both sides of the debate spending millions of dollars on ads and propaganda—worming their ways into the media to manipulate public’s opinions on the issues. People believe that gun is the reason that leads to many innocent lives. In the United States, the number of violence has been increasing tremendously. As we can see it on the news, shootings and murders occur one after…show more content…
According to psychologists Professor Jessica Witt and Dr. James Brockmole, “there 's good evidence that the very act of being in possession of a weapon has an unfortunate effect of making us suspect others have one too. (Grimes). People mindset change when they own a gun. They are more vulnerable and most likely pull out the gun in self-defense because they are paranoid and defensive. When people buy a gun, they are not properly trained, so when they are in a situation where they need to project their love ones, they might not have enough preparation which can lead them to misfire and potentially hurt their loved ones. In students for gun-free school “Why Our Campuses Are Safer Without Concealed Handguns” states that “nonetheless, even trained law enforcement officers rarely hit their targets when firing at other human beings. One 2006 study examined three decades of bullet hit rates among larger U.S police departments and found that officers hit their targets approximately 20 percent of the time. The New York City Police Department’s Firearms Discharge Report for 2006 showed similar results. That year, their officers intentionally fired a gun at a person 364 times, hitting their target only 103 times- a success rate of 28.3 percent.” As you can see even with properly trained people cannot even hit their target above 50 percent. Now image this gun were in the hand of inexperience, it can cause a higher risk of dangerous and more accidents to occurs. Therefore, if you have a gun but cannot aim at the right target in an intense situation, they are useless. For example, if there was an intruder in the campus, you might think that is no big deal since you all carry a gun with you. Have you ever thought of the consequence? What if ever one start pulling their guns out at once and start shooting at the intruder? Can you actually aim at that intruder? The answers are no because you all are

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