Persuasive Essay On Gun Control

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Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Olivia Engel, Josephine Gay, Dylan Hockley, Madeleine Hsu, Catherine Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, Ana Marquez-Green, James Mattioli, Grace McDonnell, Emile Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Benjamin Wheeler and Allison Wyatt. Who are these people you ask? These are all the children, between 6 – 7 years old, who were victim of Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. On December 14, a gunman opened fire in Connecticut elementary school killing 26 people, 20 of them children and 6 of them adults. It was the most horrific event that shook the whole country. What seems to be an endless debate over gun control has enraged gun-rights advocate for passing gun-control legislation in New York. New York has become the first and only state to pass gun control legislation. On mid-January Andrew Cuomo has signed the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearm Enforcement Act, Or SAFE Act, into law. The act makes the gun regulation much stricter by banning assault weapons including any semiautomatic weapon with detachable magazine and one military-style feature; limiting the magazine capacity from 10 rounds to seven; gun licenses needed to be renewed every five years; background check will be required to all gun sales, including private sales, with the exception between immediate family member; mentally incompetent are not allowed to purchase guns; and establish tougher penalties for the use of illegal gun. The
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