Farrah Soudani: The Dark Knight

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On July 21, 2012, Farrah Soudani woke up on a hospital bed at an intensive care unit. Looking at the ceiling with a glassy stare, she felt nothing but pain. A few seconds later, Soudani heard someone enter the room. It was her doctor. "We have taken out the bullets and sewed up all your wounds," he said (Johnson). Soudani was a waitress at a burger joint in Aurora, Colorado, and lived with her mother. On July 20, 2012, she went to a midnight showing of "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises" with two friends. While audiences were watching the suspenseful movie, a gunman, dressed in tactical clothing, set off tear gas grenades and shot into the crowd with multiple firearms. After a shower of bullets, twelve people died and fifty-eight suffered injuries. Soudani was one of the fifty-eight left lying in a pool of blood (Johnson). Jessica Grisez is a single mother, who is a cashier at a market. Living in a big house with her two children, Jack and Michael, she is always worried about her family 's safety. Last week, her neighbors reported that there were strangers trying to break into their house. Driven by anxiety, Grisez purchased a 5mm pistol with bullets at a local firearm store. At that time, she had no idea that she would need it so soon (Wright). On the evening of May 6, 2013, Michael screamed, "Mom! There is a stranger jumping into our garden!"…show more content…
Therefore, both Soudani and Grisez have persuasive reasons for or against gun control. Their opinions represent the two contradicting attitudes towards gun-control laws. One group prefers tighter restrictions on firearms selling and circulation. However, the other group views it as an infringement of their Second Amendment rights ("Gun Control"). All in all, an examination of gun-control laws, from various perspectives, reveals we should implement moderate regulations to find a common ground instead of polarizing the political and social

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