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  • I agree with you. I believe that social media truly does bring down a person’s confidence, and it makes them doubt their values and talents.

  • Maggie commented on the post, American Values 1 week ago

    Hi Jake,

    I completely agree with you. I am from Texas and grew up around guns and my family and I have the same opinion as you. It is our right to have firearms and nobody should be allowed to take that right away.

  • I truly believe that there are benefits and drawbacks to gun control. For example, having gun control can decrease the risk of accidental injuries. “From 2005-2010, more than 1,300 people who were the victim of a

    • I like how this article has a view from both sides of the story. I agree that more gun control would lead to less accidental deaths, as well as suicide. I wrote about a similar topic: Does Having a Gun in the Home Make You Safer?

    • I like your argument that is shows that the gun debate is not a black and white debate. I agree that an increase in gun control can lead to a decrease in violence. Here is an article to help prove that point and how deep the gun debate goes. https://www.wsj.com/articles/where-should-the-gun-debate-go-11566341691

    • Hi Maggie, I like reading your post and i especially like how you talked about both sides of the argument. I think the gun control problem is very complicated and doesn’t just have one simple answer. In my opinion more time should be spent on helping people’s mental health. This would help lessen mass shootings and suicides.

    • Maggie, I really feel as though your article seeks to provide valid information from both sides. Obviously the answer to the mass shooting epidemic is no easy solution, and people will continue to disagree on the matter far into the future. Your article provided views from both sides of the argument as well as statistics to support both sides. Personally, based upon what I can tell from the article, you and I have fairly similar views on gun control. You said, “I grew up around guns, so I am not afraid to hold one in my hand or shoot one because I know that its purpose isn’t to kill others but to protect people.” I too have been around guns since I was a child. Therefore I have no fear of guns, as the gun itself is just a piece of metal. It only becomes dangerous when it is in the hands of the wrong person. I have been taught how to properly handle a firearm and because of this I feel it poses no risk to me. Personally I feel the biggest problem regarding gun control is the lack of proper education when it comes to guns. I am interested in what else you have to say regarding this topic. If you are interested I too wrote a similar article. I will link it below in case you would like to read it.

      Pin Pointing the Problem

    • You have a very interesting perspective on gun control, and I think you did a very good job of pointing out the valid parts of both perspectives. We as a society really do need to work more on helping people with mental health issues. It’s also good that you support your argument with a lot of facts and statistics.
      This article might interest you:

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