Child Soldiers Persuasive Essay

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Child soldiers are scary, tiny, underage criminals. What have they done besides kill people? There are approximately 300,000 child soldiers. 300,000 tiny, little killers. Child soldiers have been being used for many years in many countries. They are fighting for terrorists and multiple armed governments. Children join armies to get what they need for life. They think they won’t kill anyone but then they are turned into murderers. Children becoming killing machines. They have committed so many unspeakable atrocities. This is why child soldiers should not be granted amnesty.

First and foremost, child soldiers are killers. They are trained for anything. They can kill in an instant and are a danger to society. Innocent people don’t deserve to die at the hands of murderers. The soldiers can be anyone. They can look like a normal person and then start shooting someone. Many people underestimate children. “In the AFRC case, Trial Chamber II unanimously found Alex Tamba Brima, Brima Bazzy Kamara, and Santigie Borbor Kanu guilty of eleven counts of the crimes against humanity of extermination, murder, rape and enslavement, and of the war crimes of acts of terrorism, collective punishments, murder, outrages upon personal dignity, mutilation, pillage, and enlisting children under the age of fifteen years into an
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Very dangerous in fact. They can man a gun, crush other people to death and do it all without a second thought. They’re used to their cruel, militaristic ways. “ What do I enjoy?” Awil asks, “I enjoy the gun.” (Gettleman) This quote is absolute proof that child soldiers should not get amnesty. He is saying that he likes the gun. What kind of corrupted child says that? “I like the gun.”This kid likes to kill people and no doubt if we grant them amnesty they could kill us. Do you want to die? No? In conclusion, if you don’t want to die, don’t grant child soldiers
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