Should Assault Weapons Be Banned

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Assault Weapons: Shooting Down the Real Problem ¨Itś very emotional. Because I feel today like our government, our country has failed us and failed our kids and didn 't keep us safe¨ (Grinberg and Levenson). Imagine going through the pain these people have went through, losing children, friends, and family. A law could change this all. The ability to own assault weapons is ruining our country. Even with the rights of the Second Amendment innocent people are being harmed, people 's opinions are being ignored, and mental illnesses are being overlooked. All assault weapons should be banned. Innocent people, including children in schools, are affected due to assault weapons when used in mass shootings. Allowing children to be exposed to this type of scenery caused trauma most people can not recover from, especially at a young age. For instance, in an elementary school in 2012 a shooting occurred, ¨On December 14, 2012….20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people, including 20 children aged 6 and 7, at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, before killing himself¨ (Should the Government Restrict Access to Assault Weapons?). Twenty Young students were killed and the rest traumatized due to the fact that this man could get his hands on military- grade weapons. Furthermore, joyous events and family outings are turned into fears and doubts of leaving home when one can obtain ammunition as such. In Colorado, while families were watching a movie, twelve were killed and
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