Essay on The Issue Of Gun Violence

1346 Words May 14th, 2016 6 Pages
Presently in the 21st Century, gun violence is at an all-time high in the United States. There have been shootings across the country from San Bernardino, California to Newtown, Connecticut; from acts of terrorism to incidents of work place violence the shootings continue. The shootings have exposed a weakness in the structure of the country which has sent the citizens of the United States to opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to how to deal with a situation that is quickly becoming an epidemic. The fear of not knowing where the next incident will take place has American people try to decide how to react; some call for the bans and regulation, while others cite the Constitution and make claim their 2nd Amendment rights. In all of the chaos the voice of reason and sensibility is suffocated by the propaganda from both Pro and Anti-gun extremists alike. Both, views on the matter have valid points and the debate will continue for much of the foreseeable future. There are laws which are to be decided by individual states as to how, when, and where guns are allowed in public. The state of Texas has passed a law that completely allows the open carry of firearms. The State of Texas made the right decision. The United States has had gun violence in the country since before it became a country. The history of the United States has not only included gun violence; it has been shaped by it. The United States declared a war with Great Britain, which started the Revolutionary…

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