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Guns don't kill people, people do!

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This piece of writing is about American gun control which has been a major issue for years. Many people cannot understand why America does not crack down on gun possession. A result of people armed with a gun is gun fights, school shootings and gun related murders. Why do people feel the need to hold a gun? Well many innocent people feel they need to carry a gun for protection. They feel they need protection against others that are carrying guns. This leads back to my point of the essay, Stop everyone carrying guns. My essay is going to analyse the quote 'Guns don't kill people, People do!' This is the slogan from the National Rifle Association (NRA). I will examine the Columbine High School Rampage and how guns affected this situation. I will also look at the pros and cons of guns overall. To start with the second amendment of the USA's constitution states that 'A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep their bear arms, shall not be infringed.' This quotation has a divided opinion across America. There are a number of people that feel this amendment only applies to the army and the defensive forces. These people are the ones that don't believe in carrying an armed weapon. However, some of these people may own guns themselves in which case shows they are scared of something and are hiding behind their guns. ...read more.


The main aim of this association was to encourage sport shooting in order to have fine shooters incase of an emergencies such as war. Many of the members are interested in all aspects of shooting sports. The union officers believed that it was essential to have a well regulated form of controlled army, (militia) for the security of a free state. Its also an organization that disagrees with gun control and sees that it is correct to allow people to freely carry firearms for defense against threats whilst also using them for leisure e.g. hunting. Even though the NRA are putting in a fair amount of effort to promote safety and gun ownership, killings and serious injuries still happen on occasion. One of the most serious incidents was the Columbine High School massacre. On April 20, 1999 in a suburban town called Littleton, Colorado a high school was about to have one of the most tragic and life threatening day in the United States history. In a premeditated attack, two students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold eighteen and seventeen years old, used armed weapons to fire at their class mates and teachers in a cold, black hearted attack. These two students ended fifteen people's lives that day thirteen students and one teachers lives. They then added to the thirteen killed and turned their guns on themselves leaving the scene with no explanation. ...read more.


He was shot by a hooded youth riding a bike said to be a member of the 'Croxteth Crew' who was said to be firing at his rival gang the 'Nogga Doggz' who had disrespectfully strolled into the area from Norris Green. This catastrophic case has not been solved but recently (November 08) detectives are questioning six teenagers over the murder boys aged fifteen and sixteen, two men aged nineteen and girls aged fifteen and eighteen. They have also questioned a dark haired woman seen pushing a pram in the area at the time Rhys was impaled in the neck by a bullet and left to plead for help before he died in his mothers arms. This shows that gun crime kills people not only in America but all over the world. After the death of Rhys Jones the British government took very firm action to amend ownership laws. However America has experienced many shootings and massacres involving guns but has taken no serious action to prevent it. This maybe because they have not come to the conclusion whether they should regulate guns or update the Second Amendment. My view is we fight to make guns illegal in America and I strongly think we should keep guns illegal in Britain because I believe guns are to blame for the majority of killings in the world. ?? ?? ?? ?? Guns Don't Kill People, People Do. 1 ...read more.

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