Persuasive Essay On Columbine High School Shootings

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Since the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, there have been over 30 more school shootings resulting in 160 fatalities. The majority of these have been committed by one or more students who walk through the front doors and open fire. These kids have had easy access to guns, some of which were military style assault rifles. The frequency of school shootings since 1999 has risen and is consistently rising. There may be no way to stop them from happening anymore unless we institute stricter gun laws. On April 20, 1999 students of Columbine High School in Colorado, woke up for a normal day of classes. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were two seniors who had been planning something else for the last few years. At 11:19 a.m. both boys were dressed…show more content…
A straw purchase is how Harris and Klebold got their guns. A straw purchase is when you have someone of who is older sell you a gun illegally or have them buy it for you. This is the number one way people illegally get their hand on guns. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold got guns from friends, people they worked with, and they stole a few. The access to these guns was too easy for them. All they had to do was hand over some money then they would have possession of a dangerous weapon. If America had stronger gun laws and more detailed background checks, guns would not be in the hands of psychotic or potentially dangerous people. The only thing from stopping us from moving forward and creating a safer place for people is the NRA. The NRA is the National Rifle Association. They believe that everyone should be allowed to own a firearm because of our rights. Every Time congress tries to pass a gun law the NRA will do everything in their power to stop it. What the NRA does is they give money to people running for congress, but the people running have to agree with the NRA. If they don 't agree then the NRA with take all of their money out and ruin the chances of that person making it. They are controlling our government, and we need to move forward. We will not be able to if the NRA continues to do
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