Persuasive Essay On Gun Control Laws

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It’s Valentine’s day, many believe this holiday is about celebrating love and enjoying life, but for others the death of their child. Imagine sending your child to school thinking that they would be safe from any harm and to learn. In total there has been 290 school shootings across the United States of America since 2013. These children are traumatized seeing the death of their fellow classmates and for some, sibling(s), friend(s), or even best friend(s). These children were given a week in order to recuperate from this tragic situation they were put through. That’s not enough time, many will be depressed because those empty seats are not because that child is sick, but due to the fact that they were one of the victims that was shot and killed. Classes will not be the same and yet this was all because of our gun control laws. How is a 19 year old able to buy a AR-15 rifle, but not cigarettes or alcohol? As a result from this horrific event, gun control laws should be enforced more strictly throughout the United States of America. Before technology, people lived a simple life. There was barely violence and children were able to roam around outside without their parents worrying where they…show more content…
The gun used during this event was also a AR-15 rifle, yet it is the year 2018 and the gun control laws hasn’t changed. This was stated in the article, “The Florida School Shooter Used An AR-15 Rifle. Here's What to Know About the Gun” by Time claiming that “AR-15-style rifles have been used in recent mass shootings at in Aurora, Colo.; Santa Monica and San Bernardino, Calif.; Orlando, Florida and now Parkland” (Drabold and Fitzpatrick). This weapon is known to be used for mass shootings, yet there still isn’t restrictions when purchasing this rifle. People would assume that there would be some sort of mental evaluation that would be required in order to purchase such weapon, but there
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