I believe in the regulation of firearms! Change My Mind?
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An AR-15 was used to kill 17 students at Parkland High School,
-In May, 2018 a teen boy took his dads 38 caliber-revolver to kill 10 people at a Texas High School.
-90% of unintentional shootings happen by a child playing with a loaded gun in absence of parents,
-thirty-one states allow someone to carry a gun in public without a permit or license.
,when they asked criminals how they obtained the gun they used most said from a family member or a pawn shop or flee market,
if you're wondering why i listed all these statistics and events that happened is because they show why gun regulation and gun safety are important,
- First we can start by saying how important it is for people to lock away their guns in safes, so children and teens can't obtain them,
- Often times everyone thing gun control is abolishing guns, all we want to do is to regulate them and make sure there in the right hands, which brings me to my next point
- Strong Background Checks: The Parkland shooter was reported and called multiple times to the police and was still able to buy a gun.
- Before buying a gun you should be 21 and older
- Making the process of being able to obtain a gun more strict by implementing things like vision tests, mental evaluations, aiming tests and safety courses.
- And the banning of bump stocks, AR-15's, and maximum capacity magazines (because no one needs a automatic weapon for self defense.
What is your argument on why these things are not important? "or if you agree, then that's awesome"
First we can start by saying how important it is for people to lock away their guns in safes, so children and teens can't obtain them.
I agree. Gun safety is a top priority.
Strong Background Checks: The Parkland shooter was reported and called multiple times to the police and was still able to buy a gun.
I would like more detail on this...there are already federal background checks people have to go through to buy any gun, so what do you mean by "stricter?" In the parkland case, it is a problem with police, as the Sheriff's office got over 30 tips of this shooter and failed to act on any of them.
Before buying a gun you should be 21 and older.
Why? Almost no shootings are done by people 18-21. It deprives those people of self-defense. This is also primarily the age of college students, so people would not be able to defend themselves on campus, like girls protecting themselves from rape.
Making the process of being able to obtain a gun more strict by implementing things like vision tests, mental evaluations, aiming tests and safety courses.
There is no need for this. I agree with mental health screening. There are already safety courses for buying guns. Concealed-carry holders practice safely regularly, as they commit felonies and misdemeanors 84% LESS THAN POLICE OFFICERS!! That's how law-abiding they are.
And the banning of bump stocks, AR-15's, and maximum capacity magazines (because no one needs a automatic weapon for self defense.
Bump stocks are already illegal. An AR-15 is no more than a semi-automatic rifle, which means when you pull the trigger once, a bullet comes out. It is the same as a handgun. Semi-automatic. There are only 400 murders per year by a rifle of any kind. There are over 4x the amount of knife murders than rifles. Blunt objects and body parts are used to murder more than rifles. Banning rifles would not be an effective solution to gun violence. Also, automatic weapons have been banned since 1930. That argument is invalid.
thirty-one states allow someone to carry a gun in public without a permit or license.
And some of those are the safest states. Out of the top 10 safest states, essentially 9 you are allowed, and fairly easily to conceal or open carry. 5 of those 9, 55%, you don't even have to have a permit to carry. There may be a strong correlation between lax gun laws and low violent crime rates.
I have proven banning AR-15's and different gun regulations I have argued against would not be effective in stopping gun violence.
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