Persuasive Speech Essay

Submitted By Carlos-Resendez
Words: 476
Pages: 2

Persuasive Speech – Gun Control

Gun control has always been an issue in the United States. Crimes and guns. The two seem to go hand in hand with one another. The debate over gun control is nothing new. In 1924, Presidential Candidate La Follete said, “our choice is not merely to support or oppose gun control but to decide who can own which guns under what conditions.” Guns are extremely powerful weapons. They can cause destruction, harm or death. They can be used to defend yourself or to threaten and kill. Any way you look at it, guns are powerful tools. In the United States, nearly half of all US households own at least one gun. 30,000 people die from a gunshot each year. From this alone is no wonder gun control is such an important issue, however as bad as this may seem, the number of firearm related incidents have decreased over the years. Guns play a role in everyone’s lives to some degree, whether it is your own personal possession of a hunting rifle or a pistol in the hands of a kid in your neighborhood. We as Americans value our rights to freedoms granted to us by our forefathers, which includes the possession of firearms as stated in the second amendment.
Ever since school shootings the government have been trying to work a law out to take away the weapons from the civilians. I must agree with the government because if the school shootings continue it might be a very horrible thing. The Columbine High school massacre is one of the most remembered shootings that ever happened in the United States because the 2 killers murdered 12 students and 1 teacher and injured an additional 21 students. The massacre sparked debate over gun control laws, the availability of firearms within the United States and gun violence involving the youth. Another famous school…