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Gun Control Good Or Bad

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According to a report by the CDC over 35,000 people were killed by guns in 2015. ( National Vital Statistics Reports) Over the years gun control has been a controversial topic about how to control, restrict, and ban firearms in the United States, this affects several people who fall in the middle of the gun control spectrum. Due to news and media sources who try to make headlines, people think that guns are all bad and that it would be better to get rid of them. In truth, a gun is a deadly weapon that needs little strength and experience to use; when first introduced to war, it became the deadliest weapon ever as anyone could use it. Today there are many ways for people to obtain a gun legally and illegally; it all comes down to how much money…show more content…
Many militia extremists claim to be protecting the U.S. Constitution, other U.S. laws, or their own individual liberties by force or violence if they feel it’s necessary. ( Domestic Terrorism Focus on Militia Extremism) There aren’t many stories about pro-gun control extremist because they don’t react violently. Most of them are grieving family members who call for immediate action due to a traumatic incident involving firearms. Most of the time they will call for attention from local communities, politicians, and news outlets. They believe that after the traumatic event that caused them the have this pain that something must be done to ban all firearms regardless of who uses them. Everyone fall on this spectrum and that is the issue no one can be one hundred percent right meaning someone will be unhappy with the result. From constitution being first ratified to today the idea of gun control has still existed. Gun control is the regulation of guns through their purchasing, owning, and use. As such starting with the second amendment of the United States constitution which says, “A well regulated Militia, […and] the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”. (US constitution) this means that we have the…show more content…
They stated eight different ways to obtain guns, three of them are illegal which are gun trafficking, theft and purchases made by other people for someone deemed un fit to buy a gun. The other five are all legal, the, gun shows, private transactions between citizens, and internet/article sells. First, there is no real way to track all the guns sold in the united states. This is because the FBI only does background checks of sales and purchases made at gun stores, pawn shops, and internet/article sells. An article written by CriminalWatchDog.Inc informed me that background checks are conducted to reveal if you are eligible to buy a gun or not. Things that would make you ineligible to buy a firearm are: if you were convicted of a crime that carried a sentence of more than one year, or a misdemeanor that carried a sentence of over two years, if you are a fugitive, if you are an addict, if you are diagnosed as mentally ill, if you reside in the US illegally, if you are dishonorably discharged from the military, if you had a restraining ordered issued against you, if you were convicted of domestic violence, or if you have renounced your US citizenship. Even then people could sale a gun to someone else through private transactions between citizens or could buy it at gun shows avoiding FBI background checks not to mention the illegal ways of obtaining firearms. Gun control would have to register all guns currently in
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