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It’s Time to Push Back

THE FIGHT FOR A NEW NATION

Zara Fulcher, Contributor

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Gun control is a very controversial topic, and most likely always be.

 

Emma Gonzalez, a survivor from the Florida Douglas High school shooting, made a very powerful speech about stricter gun control. She summarized the views of many in her speech: “In Florida, to buy a gun you do not need a permit, you do not need a gun license, and once you buy it you do not need to register it. You do not need a permit to carry a concealed rifle or shotgun. You can buy as many guns as you want at one time.”

 

Guns should not be banned because they are necessary. The argument is for stricter laws. It makes no sense as to why people are so against law enforcement. If they have no ill-intentions for these guns, then they should not have an issue if there is a more secure, harder process to get them.

 

There is also a controversy over background checks. It’s unnerving to know that unlicensed, private sellers are not required to do background checks. It is a fact that the ATF says that people who “make occasional sales of firearms from your personal collection” do not need to be licensed. Since the background check system is only used by gun sellers with a federal license, a lot of gun selling/buying is done illegally. This means anyone can sell to anyone they choose.

 

Due to the conflicting interests of our nation, it is hard to change gun views, but the more steps congress, the NRA, even the President make to create stricter gun laws will help prevent tragedies like the Douglas High School shooting.

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