American values are something that every American citizen has. These values could vary from person to person. Everybody could have different ones. But every citizen has them. They are all important to each
I was gonna compliment you, until you called Trump a “racist”, you were so close. Not one person in the world can explain why he’s a racist, because he isn’t. Also, the Muslim-ban was Obama’s bill. All 7 countries on the list, Obama bombed 5 of the for 4 years. Obama listed them as “terrorist-prone countries”. So, it’s a little hypocritical to…[Read more]
So, first off, whoever thinks the second amendment is for “hunting, self-defense, sport, or just because I want to” does not understand what the amendment was made for. It was made to combat a tyrannical government. In a tyrannical nation, the gov’t owns all the guns, that amendment was made so that doesn’t happen. Secondly, gun control is not…[Read more]
So, you used a lot of subjective ideas and feelings in this piece. You used very clever wordplay by saying “semiautomatic weapons”, very clever. Unfortunately for you, pretty much all weapons legal for private citizens are semiautomatic. Including handguns. Handguns make up most of the gun deaths in America, excluding suicides of course. Rifles…[Read more]
I’m gonna have to disagree with you. First off, never use absolutes when it comes to politics. Saying phrases like “Students would feel much safer knowing not everyone has access to a gun” is not statistically accurate. Also, not everyone has access to a gun. Completely banning firearms or regulating them in any way is a very bad idea. If you…[Read more]
According to statistics, 100% of all gun deaths in the US are due to firearms. I am so triggered by this statistic, and there are no safe spaces around me. I am so passionate about this, we need to ban all
You wanna talk stats? Let’s talk stats… First of all, I promise you that no real firearm is worth $5. Toy guns maybe, but not real ones.. Secondly, this isn’t Minority Report. We can’t see into the future and see a person committing a crime before it happens. How would you “strengthen” background checks? If you have no criminal record and no…[Read more]
America is the greatest nation in the world. Hands down. There’s no competition that comes anywhere close. Some people don’t appreciate it the way we should, and that disgusts me. No matter what political par
I believe you make fantastic points Mr. Jake! But I personally agree that guns should be regulated in a sense. There is no reason for so many people to die from such incidents like Sandy Hook and Las Vegas. We need to work together in order to curve this endless cycle of death. Being divided on an issue doesn’t fix anything!
I think this was well written. I liked your points a lot and thought they were strong. However, I disagree. I think we should have stronger background checks and we should stop the gun show loophole. We also need mental heath background checks.
All of your claims are speculation and completely wrong statistically. White people have a much higher percentage chance of dying to the hands of police than black people. All the BLM movement did was further divide this nation and spark the idea that murdering innocent police officers is completely okay. Which people did right as the movement…[Read more]
“Assault Rifle” is a made up term, that’s not what “AR” stands for. Taking away these guns will NOT solve the issue because, statistically speaking, people die from handguns and shotguns far more often than rifles. People are stabbed to death far more often than being killed with a rifle. This is from the FBI Crime database. You can’t dispute…[Read more]
What happens when a criminal gets a gun illegally and everyone around you is left defenseless because of gun control? Gun control will not solve the issue of gun violence in this country, it will only make it worse. Look to Chicago, look to the UK, look to Australia. Taking away guns from law-abiding citizens is signing a death sentence for these…[Read more]
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