Gun Control

If you want to be against all these mass murders read about having gun control in the United States

According to thetrace.org it states,”As of December 23, a total of 12,942 people had been killed in the United States in 2015 in homicide, murder , or unintentional shootings.These numbers are crazy! Something has to change! I think that there should be more control over guns. In my presentation, I will first talk about what gun control is. Then, I will talk about gun violence. Also, I will discuss the rules on gun control. Finally, I will talk about how we can improve gun control.This is what my presentation will be about. (Logos)

According to Richard Perez-Pena, “gun control” is a broad term that covers many sort of restriction on what kinds of weapons can be purchased.Sometimes gun control is used to cover related matters like limits on types of ammo. The federal law prohibits certain people from having any weapons. If they have a criminal record such as,having mental illness or being a drug addict you were unable to produce a weapon. Gun violence is violence committed with a gun. According to, “Gun Violence facts and statistics,”...these weapons are responsible for deaths in the United States.”There were 1.04 million people around the world who died of gun violence. Guns are the second leading cause of death for American children.Gun violence in America is increasing rapidly! (Ethos)

The importance of the gun laws is to decrease gun crimes and deaths. According to Wikipedia,...” the gun laws are found in a number of federal statutes.” They are enforced by the agencies. Gun control was founded in many acts. They were found in National Firearms Act, Federal Firearm Act, etc. If you want to purchase a gun, you have to be a citizen of the United States or lawful permanent residents of the United States. The gun laws regulate the sale, possession, and use of guns and ammo. You are also not allowed to have a weapon without a permit. This is how gun laws affect the United States. (Pathos)

In conclusion, my opinion is that we can improve gun control. We can raise the age limit on purchasing weapons.According to 6 proposals to reduce gun violence,”Buyers over 21 will be able to purchase any weapons with a permit.” I approve of this because in some states you can be 18 to purchase a hand held weapon and that’s part of the reason why we have mass shootings. Another way we can improve gun control, is by banning assault weapons.We should ban assault weapons because this is what’s most commonly used in mass school shootings such as in Parkland ,Florida and Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Also, we can do more thorough background checks. We should do more thorough background checks because it identifies if a person has a criminal record. This is how I feel gun control can be improved.

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