How do we avoid another gun tragedy?

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If I were to want to own a gun , there would be two ways to obtain one.

I can own a gun the illegal way by gun trafficking or legal way which is to go to a gun store.

I can find a gun store right around the corner. There are about 14,869 more guns stores in America than grocery stores!  How crazy is that? When you walk into a gun store and purchase a gun, the dealer would just run a background check.  Depending where you are background checks aren’t always accurate and effectiveness on the safety of Americans.

In just the beginning of 2018 , there has been 18 school shootings in just 45 days.

The latest one being the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. What does this say about our gun laws? Unfortunately it is too easy to own a gun.

We need to do a better job on controlling guns. Criminals and Mentally Ill people legally purchase guns everyday. Where are at point where too many lives have been taken away, because of our mistake. This 19 year old had legally purchased AR-15-style rifle in the last year the same one he used at the high school. Why would a civilian need to own a military type gun. Guns have really advanced and so should the rules on owning one.

There are many people who support the 2nd Amendment. I truly believe there are people who own guns and use them properly. It also may help them feel safe or just incase their family is in danger they can be able to protect themselves. But we also have to worry about when people don’t use it safely, because a gun isn’t a toy. A gun is something powerful that can be very destructive when used the wrong way. In my opinion when trying to own a gun a background check isn’t enough. We have to make it a process. We have to make people take a Mental Health test, Age requirement, domestic violence, and state genuine reason(s) for their need to privately own and carry a firearm. Wherever you purchase guns , background checks should be 100% accurate and checked thoroughly. It would also be helpful if they kept on checking on these people. We need to avoid getting guns near those who are mentally ill or just aren’t in the right mind set. Let’s avoid families getting hurt by losing their loved ones.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/06/20/how-to-legally-buy-a-gun-in-the-united-states/29034879/

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/16/us/shooter-profile-invs/index.html

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8 Responses to “How do we avoid another gun tragedy?”

  1. El Chema on February 21st, 2018 9:14 am

    IN my opinion the government should think on the fact that very town or county has enough police forces to protect all the families. Owning a gun is not always the wisest idea. for the reason that when stress goes out of control people will never think on any consequence that a gun will bring to their life.

  2. Elpatron on February 22nd, 2018 8:51 am

    I think there should be more strict rules about how to get a gun. Guns should only be sell to those people that show a reason why they need to have guns. because there are crazy people out there that would get guns without knowing what to do with with them so that would be dangerous for other people in case the people with gun want to do something bad.

  3. eldiablitho12 on February 23rd, 2018 9:17 am

    I think that Government need to have more control of guns because is been to much gun tragedy in this pass years. People is scary to send their kids to school because is no more safety in their. Government need to take 2 amendment away they need to stop protecting guns. Governments need to stop thinking just in money and not their citizens. They don’t make a law about guns because guns leave them a lot of money.

  4. Roxana19 on February 27th, 2018 8:29 am

    In my opinion I think guns should not be sell to everyone, because there is a lot of people who has problems, like mental problems. even to teenagers, why would someone sell to guns to teenagers, that is just terrible. I think they should not sell guns to teenagers. For now on I think they should do a Mental Health test for someone who wants to own a gun.

  5. pollita12 on February 27th, 2018 8:30 am

    In my opinion I think guns are bad influence to teenagers and adults. Some people don’t know how to use it. They just use it to play with without thinking the consequences.

  6. Ich on February 27th, 2018 9:04 am

    I believe Americans have to start loosen their grip on guns, as crucial as those weapons might have been throughout US history. The United States has to change the way it handles guns because there clearly seems to be an error in that part of their system. Despite of numerous severe gun tragedies in the past, I do not understand why hardly anyone has spoken up back then and directly addressed the problem, and let one event happen after another.

    Guns will probably always be part of America, but the least that could be done is treating them like cars. Before being able to possess a gun, one should be required to take classes and tests in order to get the permission.

  7. Lux.Luciano on February 27th, 2018 9:21 am

    This is so right, i share this opinion with the writer. Banning and restricting is only going to make this worse because people are going to just commit more crimes with weapons that would be illegal. Then there would be a cry about the amount of ILLEGAL guns. There’s always gonna be a CRY; but there has never been and doesn’t seem like will ever be an actual change or solution.

  8. Ich on March 3rd, 2018 2:41 pm

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