Persuasive Essay On Gun Shootings

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July 20, 2012, marks a day of mourning and injustice. Across the country, teary-eyed Americans, overwhelmed with shock and despair, read the headlines that covered every media outlet. The mere mention of the name “James Holmes” caused people to shudder in horror. How could one man be so incredibly malicious and destructive? Detailed plans of his mass murder were written down, and they revealed his malevolent heart. It is impossible to comprehend the amount of malice and hostility Holmes contained in his sinister soul. As he slipped into the midnight premiere of the Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, he set off tear gas grenades and shot his gun rapidly into the crowd. Confusion and horror captivated the theatergoers as they struggled to…show more content…
Zones where guns are banned send a clear message that everyone there is unarmed and unprepared for an attack. Gun-free zones act as enablers for criminals. Mass shootings tend to occur in places where criminals know that their victims will be unarmed. Common gun-free zones, such as malls, banks, movie theaters, and churches, should allow permit holders to conceal and carry. It is the most practical solution to mass shootings. With this change, the power would be taken from shooters and placed back into the hands of law-abiding…show more content…
The media pushes the idea that stricter gun laws would result in citizens being better protected. Advocates of gun control claim that stricter gun laws will make it increasingly difficult to gain access to guns and will prevent them from falling into the hands of dangerous criminals. However, proven facts do not agree with this argument. Chicago is known for having some of the strictest gun laws in America, yet it has been a national symbol of gun violence. In 2012, the number of Chicago homicides skyrocketed past the 500 mark, drastically higher than any other U.S. city (Associated Press, 2016). Implementing stricter gun laws has been shown to be a fruitless endeavour. Homicide rates are high, and anti-gun laws have proven themselves to be ineffective at protecting
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