Gun Control

Essay by TooTElementary School, 1st gradeD-, June 2006

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Now a days, owning a gun is simply viewed as a part of the American culture and heritage. With all the youngsters praising and itching to get a firearm in their hands, it is even more tempting and fashionable for one to show off his shooter around his friends, and dangle it off in his hands. The streets of America have become known for the most dangerous place of homicides. People want guns because they simply fear guns, which create more guns to harm others. It is an on-going cycle that never stops. Stricter handgun control laws and licensing are necessary to save lives.

In the U.S.A. today, the restrictions of the access of guns to young children had been widely known to the public. However, there are still many incidents where kids have managed to get their hands on firearms. The first example that comes to mind would be the Columbine Incident where two teenagers killed 12 fellow students and a teacher.

The motive for the teenagers is still unknown, but the main cause of this disasterous event was only achieved by the loose control of guns. "A teen-ager can only do so much damage with his fists," said Sen. Charles Schumer, (D-New York). If guns are effectively controlled, teenagers would not be able to hold one in their hands. A person armed with a gun is always more dangerous than someone armed with a bat.

Strict gun control can influence some criminals to kill by other methods. It is unlikely for a criminal to kill multiple victims without a gun. As mentioned before, people are less dangerous if he/she only attacks with a bat instead of a gun. It rarely results in the harm of multiple victims. However, with a gun, you can shoot it aimlessly and feel...