Argumentative Essay: Why Guns Should Be Banned From Citizens

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Furthermore, anger and sickness are just some of the many reasons guns should be banned from citizens. If someone has a gun and gets very upset, they may use it and regret it later. According to Harvard University, “Nearly one in 10 U.S. adults have both a history of impulsive anger and access to a firearm…” It shows that the majority of people who use guns to kill one another are either sick or in anger. The Connecticut school shooting is one example of using guns in anger. Adam Lanza shot 20 children and 6 adults that day because he suffered from a mental illness. People who have a serious mental illness are more likely to use a gun for violence. If gun control law is not strictly enforced, then people will use the gun to solve their issues that may frustrate them. In an article on the National Catholic Reporter about t gun control, Jeffrey Swanson notes “’Mass shooters are really atypical,’ he explained. ‘They are atypical of people with serious mental illnesses, the vast majority of whom are never going to be violent’” (Rotondaro). This shows that anger is the one of the reasons people use guns to kill themselves and others. In short, guns should not be available to just …show more content…

In addition, by only blaming mental health problems citizens for gun violence in the community gives the society the wrong message that most people with mental problems are dangerous. The Better Health Channel stated, “However, it is true that a minority of people with schizophrenia can become aggressive when unwell” (1). However, people with serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia do have higher risk of committing violence if they aren’t taking their medication. According to BBC news report people with serious mental illness are 3 to 4 times more likely to be violent than who

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