The necessity of gun control.

Essay by Mich3Junior High, 9th gradeC+, October 2003

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Gun Control versus Easy Access Of Firearms


Individual ownership of guns should be strictly supervised via gun control as this may reduce gun violence.

Adults can kill each other in a moment of great anger. Young children have been known to have accidentally found their parents' gun with fatal consequences. Criminals will not be discouraged from using guns without stricter regulations.

Guns, are far more lethal than knives or baseball bats, especially in the wrong hands or in a tense situation. Both situations can't be guaranteed against and both have led to tragic endings. Stricter gun control could lessen the occurrences of such situations.

Gun Control can hence lessen the occurrences of gun violence.


1. There have been cases where people have shot a colleague, school mate

or spouse from sheer anger. Traffic disputes leading to gun assault have also

been committed by people owning a concealed guns permit.

Pulling the trigger

is one of the easiest and yet most lethal acts of violence, much easier and

much more lethal than executing a karate chop or hitting someone with a

baseball bat. Such acts of violence can be done at a safe distance (at least safe for the gun owner). Furthermore, automatic and semi-automatic guns are

lethal on a larger scale as they let off a round of ammunition in a minute's

firing. Shooting a random number of people from a distance at a post office, in

a school yard or from a drive-by car presents little hardship if one owned a gun

rather than a switchblade.

A waiting period prevents immediate purchase during such tense times.

Homicides dropped by sixty percent in the first quarter of 1985 when police in

Palm Beach County enforced an ordinance that required a seven to fourteen

day waiting period for handgun...