How To Prevent Mass Shootings

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Mass shootings like the one that happened not too long ago in Vegas are not common to very many countries outside of the U.S. In fact japan has has zero mass shootings since the year 2000. Most of the threats to the United States are a lot different from the threats they faced in 1789 when the second amendment was written, and Americans were given the right to bear arms. The right itself has become the actual threat. No longer are guns being used to protect the citizens of this nation from the british, and any other country or place for that matter, but the second amendment has become the right to take lives. Mass shooting are made possible because it is far too easy to get access to a gun. With stricter gun control laws mass shootings/shooting deaths are preventable, or at the very least can be brought down to a minimum. More children are being killed by guns than police officers. There should be stricter gun control laws, laws that prevent mass shooting like the one in Vegas, and laws that prevent shooting deaths in general.…show more content…
It’s easier to get a gun in the United States than it is to get a driver’s license. In order to get your driver’s license (in Illinois at least) you must pass a written and vision test, and those are just to get a permit. After an additional 6-9 months you are eligible to take a road test which you must pass in order to get your license. According to CNN “You don 't need a knowledge or proficiency test. You usually don 't need a license or permit to buy a gun, unless you live in one of 13 states (and D.C.) that force you to get one. And there’s no probationary period after you get a gun.” There is also no limit on how many guns you are able purchase and own. There is, however, a limit (per month) to how much cold medicine you can
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