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The Secret to Stopping Gun Violence in its Tracks

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In America today, many citizens of the United States are divided when it comes to their own stances on gun control. Considering American is home to the biggest acts of gun violence around the world, it is only appropriate that a gun control bill is added to assure the safety of our people. Such as the proposed gun control legislation written by President Barack Obama and his administration. In Mr.Obama’s proposed plan addresses many aspects of gun violence that is seen around America, on a daily basis. Barack Obama’s bill proposes universal background checks, an assault weapon ban, in addition to funds to research mental illness. It is very important that
Americans familiarize themselves with our current President’s ideas, due to the fact that it can change public opinion on where a person may stand on gun control.
A common occurrence that is often associated with the idea of gun control is the Second
Amendment. However when the term of the Second Amendment and gun control is used in the same sentence, people are quick to jump on the idea that their Second Amendment is being infringed upon. In the United States Bill of Rights, the Second Amendment states that a citizen has a “right to bear and keep arms”(NRA-ILA 1). Such as in President Obama’s proposed legislation,
President Obama is not looking to get rid of guns entirely, however create ways in which weapons can be used to protect us, and not be used against our citizen in terror, such as assault weapons used in mass shootings. Even though “ none of these proposals will stop another massacre from occurring”(Wall Street Journal 1) , it is important to adapt such laws into place in order to be able to prevent or protect any incidents such as the Columbine, Sandy Hook, and Aurora...

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...ppening, or just a person that Adam Laza from Sandy Hook , or Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold of the 1999 Columbine killings could of talked to, things might of gone a lot differently. All in all, it is essential to adopt President Barack Obama’s proposal in to our past, and our future. That by looking at the horrible gun related events that have happened in the past can help create options that might of stopped them entirely. Even though no one can change what happened in the past, President Obama is giving Americans options to stop events such as mass shootings from occurring more frequently as they already have. It is important for all Americans to realize that a change in gun control needs to happen in order to protect those around us. In addition to bringing together the people who disagree on gun control, in order to create compromises to decrease gun violence.
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