shotgun with hundreds of rounds of ammunition. This shooting left a total of 28 dead and 2 injured. In the wake of all these people who were murdered and injured, Adam Lanza took his own life with a handgun. Incidents like caught the attention of the National Rifle Association andthe Federal Government. The NRA encouraged the idea of armed guards in schools while Feds like Senator Feinstein introduced a bill which banned the sale of more than 150 types of firearmsas well as high capacity magazines. Federal ban and restrictions on firearms are where the whole ban controversy throughout the United States comes into play.Gun control has been by far the most highly anticipated method to be used to lower gun violence to the public. The American people nowadays do not have too much confidence with Congress and the Federal Government itself. With all of the shootings that have happened whether in schools or open public places, it is clear that the American people want something done as soon as possible. Gun control is something that has been a major conflict of interest especially with the families of those who experienced a loss as well as the communities in which the shootings happened. According to Republican Tulsi Gabbard, “The majority of people across this country believe that we need to pass common sense gun safety legislation” (Tulsi Gabbard "The Gun Control Debate: What Debate?: Tulsi Gabbard"). Considering Mr. Gabbard’s statement, how can we move forward when shooters such as Adam Lanza are young people? “Adolescent school shooters, there’s no question that they’re struggling and there have been multiple failures in their lives…The child might be just, you know, very depressed” (Tulsi Gabbard "The Gun Control Debate: What Debate?: Tulsi Gabbard").
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The last portion of gun control to limit gun violence is the Second Amendment. This amendment states “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”. These words are what gun enthusiasts and wonder embark on. The way news is presented in this modern day does not present both sides of gun control equally. Gun advocates hold on strongly to the second amendment while the other
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