Essay On AR-15 Should Be Banned

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Society as a whole has become less and less violent. Since 1991, reported crimes committed has dropped by almost double (Statista.com). Many people blame the AR-15 for most of the mass murders in America, and ask for the “assault” weapon to be banned. However, many details of the gun are skewed. In an article written by Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, she stated that of all the gun deaths in America, 60% were suicides; and even more contrary to belief, nearly double of the mass killings (4 or more deaths) were with handguns instead of rifles (statista.com). Banning the AR-15 will not have an impact on violence whatsoever.
The AR-15 is a very misunderstood firearm. From the name AR, to mean “Assault Rifle” to people saying the gun
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The civilian, named Stephen Willeford was carrying an AR-15. On an episode of Today, former Vice President was asked, “How do you justify the Democratic [Party’s] view on gun control when the shooter was stopped by a man who was legally licensed to carry a gun?” by a woman in the audience to which Biden responded, “Well, first of all, the kind of gun being carried he shouldn’t be carrying,” (WashingtonTimes.com). It takes a good person with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun. If the AR-15 would have been banned who knows how many more people Kelley would have killed.
Guns kill people but they also protect the lives of people too. Gun control is a very touchy and complex topic. Many people that discuss this and other controversial topics are either misinformed or jump to conclusions, which actually makes the people they are trying to convince go to the other side of the argument based on their comments. The misinformed of any debate or topic usually base their judgement on morals and are usually not too keen on having their mind

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