Kailey N. New York

Gun Control Needs Common Sense

Whoever the next president may be, gun control should be on their mind.

Dear Next Future President,

Guns don’t kill people, people kill people…

Gun control needs common sense! If a person wants to buy a gun they should have to have no criminal records, be drug tested, be qualified to have one, have to be over the age of 18, have to have a awaiting point. The waiting point time should be 72 hours. People that are on the no-fly list should not be able to have a gun! Statistics state that there are more guns than people in the United States. Every year at least 2.5 million people are killed by people killing people!

Gun control is a big concern in the presidential election. In 2015 there were 372 mass shootings. Whoever the next president may be, gun control should be on their mind and ever present, and it should be solved as soon as possible, before more lives become endangered. In the world we have more guns than people; the amount of guns there are is 40 million!!

The FBI conducted 23 million background checks in 2015. In 2012 the NRA spent 17 million on the Presidential and Congressional election. The estimated number of gun shows that take place in the U.S every year is 2,000 – 5,200. Last year, 475 people were killed and 1,870 were wounded. It matters because every year so many people are getting killed. This should stop immediately!


Kailey N.