Alex Sasinka Illinois

Gun Control

Gun control should have more strict laws.

Dear future president,

The crime rate in chicago is insane. We should make more gun laws. Something happened about a year to my cousin. Her friend got shot at Ehlert Park. Most people who have guns need it for self defense for like home invasions, etc. Some people want to banish military rifles because of a person who used that type of gun. What we need to do is make sure nobody buys a gun when they have a record.There are 3,698 people that got shot this year so far, said abc 7 news.

On the first day of October there were 78 murders. There were 353 shootings and 427 shooting victims in September said the Chicago Tribune. “I’m not here to repeal the Second Amendment,” Hillary Clinton said during her speech at the Democratic National Convention. “I’m not here to take away your guns. I just don’t want you to be shot by someone who shouldn’t have a gun in the first place.” I agree with Hillary Clinton because, well this is my argument, and when people get killed by either police or gang members or whatever, a mother and father loses her son/daughter. It’s really upsetting because a mother or father loses their child, their possession, their love. This is the same thing that my mom worries about every day, she’s scared that she will lose either me, my sister or both. I see things on the news all the time about this all the time, 10 year old shot in the back on the west side of Chicago, 73 year old man gets shot and robbed while gardening, etc. Guns are used for the wrong reasons. 

In Bearing Arms, Hillary Clinton talks about not taking away everyone's guns, she talks about how she doesn’t want us to get shot by a person who shouldn't have a gun. What i’m trying to say here is certain people shouldn’t be able to have guns because of things they do with them, so we should make a law so no one gets a gun with a criminal record. What you can do to stop all of this is: Never sell someone a gun illegally, meaning don’t sell them a gun on the street, if you see someone sell a gun illegally, call the cops! And do not use a gun how it’s not supposed to be used, use it for self defense, but in the right way! You can also make sure you don’t get involved in anything that includes guns, you could lose your life and your parents will lose a loved one.


Alex S.