Argumentative Essay Gun Control
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There are new proposed gun control laws in the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut that occurred on December 14th, 2012. This incident claimed the lives of twenty 1st graders and six adults and has set the government in motion to try to prevent future acts of violence by strengthening gun control laws in the United States (Smith). This has been a topic that has been an extremely emotional debate with people on both sides unwilling to compromise. Gun advocates and critics of the new proposed gun laws argue that these new laws infringe on our constitutional …show more content…
During a recent speech this month in Colorado, President Barack Obama brought up the fact that there are “well organized” and “well financed” gun advocates that are installing fear in the public of what these new proposals mean (Jackson). Some people feel that these new laws are breaching on our constitutional right as Americans to bear arms, when in fact, the new proposed gun control laws do not prohibit law-abiding citizens from owning firearms. They hopefully will decrease the number of weapons that fall into the hands of criminals, as well as the mentally ill, and decrease violent crime in the United States (Rampton). Obama stated that he respects the Second Amendment and that his proposals for new gun control laws do not involve gun registration or confiscation (Jackson).
At the recent memorial in Connecticut