Gun Control is a topic I hear over and over again. Our candidates in the 2016 presidential election have also talked about this topic. Americans will always argue different points about this sensitive topic which makes me think that it will never be solved. According to the article, “How Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stack up on guns,” Hilary is pro gun control and Trump is not. I agree with Hilary that there should be more control with handing out guns.
My opposition argues that more gun control will lead us to ignore the 2nd amendment. This is the main reason that many people hate having a control on what we can and cannot do. I think this is a problem, but if we do not control how many guns are handed out each year, then there will be more and more deaths in the US. Stephen Gutowski says there were “More than 23 million checks were processed through the National Instant Background Check System in 2015, an all-time record.” This means there were over 23 million guns registered in 2015 alone. This fact really opened my eyes. If there were 23 million guns sold only in 2015, how many guns are in America?
The topic of gun control is very delicate because so many people have different opinions. I get that it messes with the 2nd amendment if we have gun control, but this also connects to some other topics like the amount of deaths in America. This is because there are so many guns and we don’t know what people are going to do with their guns. Normally people say, “it’s only for protection,” but the word protection can go multiple ways for different people. This is why I think we should have more gun control.