In light of a September school shooting in Texas, the issue of gun control is brought up once again, with many people agreeing that guns control laws should be enforced and that parents should keep their guns away from their children at all times.
A 14-year-old freshman shot and injured a girl at Alpine High School in West Texas on Sept. 9, and then proceeded to shoot and kill herself.
Following the event, numerous law enforcers rushed to the school, and a U.S. Marshall accidentally shot a Homeland Security agent in the confusion. Both the student and the injured agent are in stable condition.
I personally agree that gun control laws should be stricter, and maybe even that the Second Amendment in our Constitution should apply to only our country’s law enforcement and military. But since this probably won’t happen, California’s Prop. 63 is a good alternative.
The purchase of guns needs to be limited and in-depth background checks need to be made for all gun license applicants. We should not allow children access to firearms.
Gun control has been a major issue ever since the creation of the United States. After all, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms” is in our Constitution. Does this mean that everyone is be allowed to have access to firearms? Children? Criminals? The mentally unstable?
In my opinion, guns sales should be limited to only those in law enforcement and in the military. That way, people that shouldn’t have guns will get their hands on fewer guns and this nation will become a much safer place.
Why would you even need a gun if you are not a law enforcement officer or in the military? So you could kill someone with it? So you can have a ridiculous collection of murderous tools? So you can one day watch your child grow up, only to use one of your murderous tools to kill someone, and then be sent to juvie or jail?
Prop. 63 would make it illegal to purchase ammunition without a proper background check. Even if we can’t restrict guns in America to only law enforcers and the military, we sure can make it hard as possible for people to purchase firearm ammunition. And without ammo, how will people be able to cause harm with firearms? And yes, this is only a small solution to a huge problem, but it’s a baby step towards a better America with stricter firearm laws.
Support and vote for Prop 63 today!