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Will Stricter Gun Laws Help Prevent Mass Shootings?

Following almost every mass shooting in the United States anti-gun activists demand stricter gun laws, in hopes that this will prevent another mass shooting from happening. Anti-gun activists have even gone as far as saying that the Second Amendment should be revised or completely repealed.

I believe, if the government were to impose stricter gun-control laws they simply would not work, but let’s say they the government did, it would be a daunting task to enforced nationwide.

Gun-control advocates argue that if laws were put in place that made it much more difficult to purchase firearms or even if some types of firearms were banned, less mass shooting will happen. I could see a law as such if enacted only offering “temporary relief.” I say temporary because of the ubiquity of guns in America.

If guns were not so ubiquitous here in the US, then gun stricter gun laws may work and I would be all for it. At this point, it will be hard to find a solution that can prevent further mass shooting from happening, one that works.

Before the frequent occurrences of mass shootings, people in the US have been stockpiling assault rifles and other guns of that sort. The use of guns is engrained into the DNA of the US it’s almost like a cultural staple to own a gun. With stricter gun laws people see this as a violation of the Second Amendment, and some may do whatever it takes to protect this right.

 

3 comments

  1. Speaking of gun reform and dna, I do know they’re working on finger scanning guns that’ll only work if you’re the owner of the gun. Which that will prevent the crimes that use “stolen” guns. Do you think it’s a good idea compared to the ideas given recently or is a “temporary relief” until someone figures out how to break it like you mentioned.

  2. This is a well-written post. Genuine question, why do you think America has such a strong infatuation with guns? This mindset does not exist in other countries around the world. I don’t disagree with you, it’s true that gun violence will never be fully eradicated, especially in the US.
    However, if harsher gun restrictions save at least one person’s life, I believe it is worth it in the end rather than having the mindset of “it won’t completely solve the problem, so why even bother changing anything”

  3. I agree with you in that it is difficult to find a solution to decreasing the amount of mass shootings. There are people who want stricter gun laws but will it change anything? For all we know there could be people who will find a way around the laws if they ever get enacted. Taking away the second amendment is definitely not an option seeing how having guns is such a strong aspect of American culture. There is such a divide on the topic of gun control. Some sides see one solution while another side doesn’t agree. Though, one thing that can be agreed on is that we all want the same thing. We want mass shootings to stop and our country safe. We just can’t come to a great solution on how to do it.

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