Criminals don’t follow rules

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Criminals don’t follow the rules. What is the point of implementing strict gun control laws if criminals find ways around them? If that were the case gun control laws would take away the only tool civilians have to defend themselves from armed criminals. This idea is similar to the years of prohibition in the United States. Alcohol was prohibited all across America, but did the law stop alcohol distribution and consumption? Well it did not. This is an interesting argument mentioned by many gun enthusiasts but the reality is that, as we have seen in previous posts and data, it is not a valid point. Further more, if we take prohibition as a reference for not implementing gun laws, we can see that regulations do help our society to better handle alcohol consumption.

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Another argument that gun advocates use is the fact that guns don’t kill people, people kill people; the issue is rooted in the person using the gun. This is a valid point as well but if the NRA and other organizations believe this, why don’t they allow to background check control laws to be passed?

Bottom line, we can agree that even if we implement gun control laws criminals might find their way around and get guns, but, lets make it at least more difficult for them to do so. Lets implement background checks so only the “good guys” can get guns and also lets so regulate the type of weapons that can be sold. Even Rambo thinks that we shouldn’t have assault weapon type of power on the streets! After the Newton massacre, this is what he had to say: “Who…needs an assault weapon? Like really, unless you’re carrying out an assault…You can’t hunt with it…Who’s going to attack your house, a fucking army?”

For this time, let’s agree with the guy from the Expendables

Daniel A. Zevallos

Well… first things first, welcome everyone. My name is Daniel Zevallos, and Im suppose to tell you a little bit about my self! so here we go. I was born in Santiago, Chile. Most of my life I lived in a small town called Santacruz, which is about three hours from the capital. My parents decided to move into the states in 2003, right after I turned 11 years old. Moving here was much more than just learning a new language, and adopting a new culture. It was, and still is about a better future. Reaching dreams and goals that would have never been possible otherwise. Around the age of 17 I found a hidden talent for film and photography, a talent that later on became a passion. A passion that brought me a new perception of the world, but most importantly a new form of expression. Film has aloud me to stand out from millions of voices around the word.

Being a college student requires you to be exposed to a world of knowledge that perhaps you have never experienced before. Students experience academic discussions among peers about the latest topics of interest. From politics to technological advances and much more. One of those topics that are hard to discuss include Gun control. I was particularly never drawn into this topic until taking a crisis management class. I remember very clearly having to do a case study on the Columbine school massacre, which took place in 1999. Exploring this case was a eye opener into the issue of gun control, specially its relationship with school professionals and the academic world. Does America need more gun control legislature, or should our nation move into a more liberal defensive stand on this issue? Well lets find out!