Essay On Gun Culture In America

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Gun Culture in America Gun control is all over the news. Almost immediately after the news broke regarding another school shooting, gun control was brought up again. Is it really the answer to gun violence and mass shootings in America? There is a definite problem, but cities like Chicago, Detroit, and others have some of the strictest gun laws in the country, yet shootings take place almost daily. Restricting guns does appear to be a solution to this problem. However, who decides which guns, aside from those already banned, should be prohibited for use by the general public? Banning drugs that are harmful to people hasn’t worked as there is an opioid epidemic in America. Will gun control keep guns out of the hands of criminals or the mentally ill? Or will the black market make them accessible to those who shouldn’t possess them? The old saying, “where there is a will, there is a way.” Guns are such a powerful part of American history. Virginia has an entire museum dedicated to them. The museum has weapons from just about every decade. There are guns that were owned by presidents to toy guns, from very large guns to extremely small guns. Every gun displayed has a story to tell. As you…show more content…
They also feel the public are part of the “general militia” and were considered so when the amendment was drafted. In the colonial era, every home was required by law to own a gun and every male was required to serve in the military, if needed. They were also required to bring their own weapon if a war broke out. Citizens who believe in gun rights also feel the second amendment is the same as the first amendment. Both make a guarantee of certain rights to Americans. It doesn’t seem either side of this issue will budge. However, since the recent school shooting in Florida, it does appear people are talking seriously about some form of gun control. (Gun

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