Argumentative Essay: Are Guns Good Or Bad?

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Guns, the major debate about these weapons is about who is doing the killing, the weapon or the people who are in possession of these weapons. I believe that it’s the people who are doing the killing not the guns. Yet how do we fix the problem? Many people would go on to say that we need to just get rid of firearms completely. I believe that to be ineffective because the only people who would listen to that law are they people who are using their firearms properly. So you would still have people who don’t obey gun laws trying to kill people with their guns. The only way to fix this problem is make purchasing a gun more difficult. According to CNN “There, gun buyers have to fill out a form from the ATF, or the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.Required …show more content…

Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any other depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance? Are you a fugitive from justice? Have you ever been committed to a mental institution?” The store then calls the FBI, which runs a background check on the person through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, also known as NICS. The background check can just take minutes. These regulations would help tremendously with crime related to guns however these forms are conducted only in store purchases. Which leads to many loopholes in the system were criminals can purchase a gun. Also, Current laws require licensed retailers to see a buyer’s identification and require buyers to complete a lengthy Firearms Transaction Record, which certifies that buyers are purchasing a gun for themselves and that they are not prohibited from owning a gun. Licensed retailers also must submit this information for a background check and keep a record of the purchase. Unlicensed vendors or individual attendees at gun shows, however, are not required to follow these same federal

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