Mick S. New York

Gun Control

Many people across America die from firearms every day. Think about what would happen if you or your loved ones were the victims of these criminal actions.

Dear Future President,

I am concerned about gun control in our glorious country, The United States of America. According to Gun Control - ProCon.org, 88.8 out of every 100 people in America owns a gun. I believe that number is way too high. We can’t just go handing out firearms to anyone that wants them. Because of this, Gun Control - ProCon.org, has discovered that 200 Americans go to the hospital with gun wounds every day. Something needs to be done. Letting fewer people own guns will make a big difference in crime also.

According to justfacts.com, 68% of homicides in 2014 were committed with firearms. We could potentially cut down murder by over 50%. We could also prevent a lot of suicides. If someone is suicidal and a gun is unavailable it is less likely they will commit suicide. Increasing background checks and selling fewer weapons to criminals or people that are mentally unstable will overall decrease deaths by firearms.

We need to do something. I have seen the news of the families mourning their loved ones because of what guns have done to the world. This will probably never happen, but I believe guns should be used for military purposes only and no ordinary civilian is to own a firearm. Alternatively, we could increase background checks and maybe even make people take an IQ test to make sure they will use the gun properly. I would be scarred forever if someone I know was ever shot or shot at and I do not want something bad to happen.

Sincerely, Mick S.




NYC Lab Middle School

NYC Lab Middle School

Lab students have been painfully subjected to three debates where they searched for policy talk. Four and a half hours later.. Now, our students will have the chance to speak about an issue of importance and possibly make a recommendation for improvement.

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