5 Arguments Against Gun Control

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Gun control is a hot debated issue in America 's society right now on the heels of the Florida school shooting. Doing a quick Google search of recent tragedies, the first result displays over ten school shootings within the last twelve months. While there is no shortage of tragedy and carnage in the wake of gun violence there is no reason to ban guns all together. The arguments for more stringent laws, gun free zones, and stating that guns are evil have logic behind them, but the rationale behind the counter arguments have just as much if not more validity. Congress immediately begun to spur and feed of the masses going to social media calling for action to bring about more laws regulating gun sales and ownership. Denying culpability of violence to guns would be an irresponsible action regardless of which side of the argument you stood on. Anti-gun sentiments point to stricter laws on banning "certain" types of guns, however there are sects that believe that banning any and all guns is the only answer to our dilemma. "It doesn 't take specialized expertise in constitutional law to understand that current U.S.…show more content…
Guns used for the purposes described above is without a doubt a terrible occurrence but does that make the tool used bad? In 5 Arguments Against Gun Control-and Why They are All Wrong the authors state "Rep. Louis Gohmert pontificated: "I refuse to play the game of 'assault weapon. ' That 's any weapon. It 's a hammer. It 's the machetes. In Rwanda that killed 800,000 people, an article that came out this week, the massive number that are killed with hammers." (DeFillipis, Evan and Devin Hughes, Par. 14) An everyday item such as a baseball bat, a tool used for a sport something in which many children have possession, can be used as a deadly item. If a person is killed with a bat does that make all bats bad and subject to being banned? While the intent of creation of the tools may differ the use of said tools by a minority should not decide the fate of

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