Ryder Louisiana

Gun Violence

Americans are worried about the government trying to take away our guns. Many believe that guns should be taken away, and some think otherwise. I believe we as Americans should keep our guns, it's a right we have and should protect. It's a way we may protect ourselves from others who may cause us harm.

Dear Mr. Or Madam President:

     As you may know, gun control is one of the most heated topics in America today. Many people say guns should be taken away, and some say they shouldn't. In the past, teens and adults have taken advantage of guns and shot up schools and innocent people for no reason. My name is Ryder, I'm 18 and from Louisiana. Taking away my guns would cause much grief for my family and I. We all love to hunt and shoot targets, but how would we enjoy that without guns? I know many people are out killing many innocent people. Sometimes these guns they use aren't even theirs, they're stolen, no back ground checks are even ran through the system.

     How are these issues being caused? People who take advantage of their gun rights go too far, and end up with mass shootings. Some people just get mad and upset at the world, so they decide to shoot people because they're depressed and just didn't know what to do with their lives anymore. Some think shooting people will take them to jail, and they want that because they have nothing else to lose. Or it may just be for respect, some gang members shoot people just to be invited into a gang. 

But what about people without guns? Still people without guns will try and find a way to have guns. For example, criminals will find some way to still possess guns, in an illegal way. Although guns are supposedly going to be banned, the innocent people will have no way to defend themselves. According to Rand Paul, "Gun control laws only restrict access to responsible gun ownership. High risk individuals will still be able to acquire firearms even with an increase in prevention. I do not support any proposed gun control law which would limit the right to gun ownership by those who are responsible, law-abiding citizens." We will have no way to provide safety around our houses, or around other places. For example concealed carry, what are we as Americans supposed to do when we no longer have that right? It's one of the rights we as Americans have and should keep because they can't take that away from us. It just makes no sense to me that the government will try and do that to us.

     Americans should be able to keep our guns, we have the right of self defense when someone tries to cause us harm. If the government takes away our guns how will we protect ourselves? We won't have a way to, because next thing we know, all knives will be banned for some odd reason. We as Americans should keep our guns for activities and for self defense around our homes. We need these fire arms to protect our family members and ourselves, because it's our right to. 

Cedar Creek School

Cedar Creek School

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