Persuasive Essay On Gun Control

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Gun control is an ongoing issue that is happening in the United States. Though it is our 2nd Amendment right to own a gun, but what will it take for us to change our policies on guns? There is a shooting almost everyday that we hear about on the news. Kids are taking guns to school and killing other students and teachers. In my opinion the gun issue is pushed away until we have a shooting like what happened in Connecticut in 2012 when 20 kids were shot and killed. Gun control and mass shootings go hand in hand. As a country we need to come up with a solution to the problem. It is ok to have guns; the problem is people who have the guns. They need to be properly trained on the weapon and be competent enough to be able to use one. According…show more content…
We need to put an end to all of this violence that is happening in this country. We are a civilized nation, but we have people who want to make our country a war zone. I could not find any research on this but I think we should treat owning a gun like owning a car. A person should have to be a certain age of this example I will say 18. The person should have to attend a gun class like you would attend to get a driver’s license. Make it a two week course where you get a certificate at the end. After the course you will then have to have hands on training with the gun, you would need to know how to take the gun apart, reassemble, know every part and what its used for. After passing both courses you can go do a background check and purchase a gun. Every year or so you would need to be re tested to be able to keep your gun license. Instead of politicians fighting over gun control they should come to an…show more content…
Australia had a mass shooting that changed their gun policies for the better. Martin Bryant was a man who killed 35 people and wounded 23 in about a half hour. He killed 12 people in 12 seconds. This all happened on April 28, 1996 in Port Arthur in Southern Tasmania (Wahlquist, 2016). It was the worst mass shooting in Australia’s history. It only took Australia’s Prime Minister 12 days to change the country’s gun control laws (Wahlquist, 2016). Since then firearm deaths in Australia have dropped significantly. The United States should look at Australia as an example of what to do. As a country we have too many mass shootings a year and things still haven’t changed. Kids were murdered at a school and still America does nothing. The reason why nothing has changed is because our 2nd amendment gives us the right to bear arms. Its what our country is based

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