Gun Control Debate

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Gun laws have been around since the 1930s starting with the National Firearms Act in 1934. Since then, there has been a long timeline of domestic terrorist attacks and changes in these laws that have consequently altered the way people view the idea of gun control. The issue of gun control is very controversial and involves many political and social perspectives. Gun laws are often debated due to ideas of violence and self defense. The basis of any gun control argument can often be linked to the concept of the second amendment which states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The different interpretations of this amendment results …show more content…

in past years. both parties have found common ground on the subject. Nearly 90% of both parties agree on preventing the mentally from purchasing guns. (Pew Research, 1) Since the presence of more domestic gun related violence being linked with mental illness Americans agree that gun violence is a very big problem and want to work towards amending the issue. Both Parties also agree on banning gun purchases from people on the no fly list (Pew Research, 1) Due to the amount of terror attacks that have occured since the 90s. bipartisan support has grown tremendously. Moreover. Due to many social reasons like school shootings and domestic terror attacks. many Americans are deciding to change their views on gun laws. Since the surge of schools shootings like Columbine. Virginia Tech, and Sandy Hook there has been a conversation about preventing tragedies like this from happening. Should school teachers and faculty be allowed to have guns in school as a form of protection? About 65% of Americans think so. (Pew Research, 1) Many schools in across the nation have already had teachers starting to learn gun skill to better protect themselves and their students (Brudin, 1) Kelly Blake who was interviewed by NPR said that the group helping train the teachers started as a response to the Sandy Hook shooting. She adds how she wants to make sure the students are protected at all times (Brudin, 1). It is also noted in the interview that the parents of these children are concerned for the kids safety. they want to know that when they send them off to school that they will not have to face what they see on the news. In addition. the people who support the idea of teachers having guns are those who live in rural areas. This is because in less populated areas the nearest law enforcement can be nearly 40 minutes away. In addition, There is also a widespread

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