More restrictions on gun control?

Should they add more laws?

More gun control laws would reduce gun deaths.

We lose more than 32,000 Americans to gun violence ever year. It is an average of 87% deaths a day. Gun accidents ranges from suicides to horrific mass shootings like at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. There were 464,033 total gun deaths between 1999 and 2013. I think they should should add more laws because too many people are getting killed. Some people may have mental issues, or have a bad record, they shouldn't be allowed to purchase guns. For an example, Mr. Harper went out on a shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College, killing nine people in the writing class where he was enrolled and wounded others. He was armed with six guns, a flak jacket and a spare ammunition magazines. The cause of this was he had become increasingly interested in other high profile shooting, angry at not having a girlfriend, and bitter at a world that he believed was working against him. It seems like nothing was going right for him, so it is clear that he is in a very bad state of mind (NY Times). To prevent less death they need to add more laws and do a background check for everyone.

Guns are rarely used in self defense.

Guns are rarely used in self defense, in the news what do you see and hear? You mostly hear and see that they talk about people getting killed, because they have mental issues or they have something going on in their head that causes them to do this. Regardless if they have a purpose to kill the person I believe that guns won't solve anything. In the 2nd amendment it states, "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed". Yes people do have a right to keep and bear arms and that they can't take it away from you. The meaning of this is that guns are used for protection and not to go around and killing other people. You guys are responsible of your own gun and how you use it. There are people who uses gun for self defense but what I mostly see is that people are getting shot, people die every day due to someone using a gun, not for self defense but killing people because of anger, depressed, mental issues, and other sorts of problem, that leads to killing someone. Adding more laws will decrease the amount of people being killed. Every other democracy on earth has already dealt with this problem successfully. America has always been capable of doing great things; its in our DNA. There's no reason in the world we can't take sensible steps to keep guns away from dangerous individuals.(Ladd Everitt, NY Times)

High capacity magazines should be banned because they too often turn murder into mass murder.

High capacity magazines were used in at least 50% of the 62 mass shootings 1982 and 2012. When high capacity magazines were used in mass shooting the death rate increases 63% (A Mother Jones). They need to decrease the amount of capacity magazine in guns so there wouldn't be any mass murder. A lot of people die from an assault rifle or a submachine gun with high capacity magazines. Senior Vice President of Public Safety and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms (ATF) agent, stated, "high capacity magazine turns a killer into a killing machine". It is true becuase for an example, if someone is going to rob a bank they would have a high capacity magazine in their gun just in case if things went out of hands. Too many deaths by crazy people, this is why we need to do back ground check on people and make them take a test to see whether they should or should not own a gun.
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