Persuasive Essay On Gun Laws

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The increase in mass shootings and school shootings has sparked a lot of conversation on the gun laws that are in place right now. The most recent mass school shooting happened in Florida, “a gunman set off fire alarms at a Florida high school on Feb. 14, luring hundreds of students out of their classrooms so he could open fire on them with a semi-automatic AR-15” (Farber). This shooting sparked nationwide conversation on the gun laws that the government has put in place. There is a percentage of the population in the United States that believes that all firearms should have harsher laws, and some people even want to see firearms completely banned. However, there is another group of people who want to see the gun laws kept as they are, or even have the laws become less restrictive. Gun laws in the United States should remain as they currently are because people and their choices control the firearm. New laws and regulations will only affect law abiding citizens. Increased restrictions will not stop the criminals from obtaining the firearms, and people should have a way to protect themselves from the criminals. Many people who think that the gun laws should become more strict are wanting stricter laws surrounding the firearms, not the people who are in control of the firearms. Many can agree that all firearms are inanimate objects. Inanimacy refers to an object that is not animated, or alive. However, the person who is in control of the firearm is a living creature. It is
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