Gun Law Controversy: Are they protecting us or their pockets?


Vanessa Roache`

As a human being, I am granted certain rights in the Constitution.
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution reads, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
Therefore, it’s my right as an American to carry a gun. However, is it constitutional to carry a military grade weapon?  How can people even have access to such a weapon?
The National Rifle Association, according to CNN, receives $350 million in 2013. Making gun laws stricter would only limit the number of commissions they receive. Does this not concern you? I believe that our politicians are being funded by the NRA.  That’s why many politicians aren’t using their voice to help change some laws. I also believe that the President of the U.S receives funds from the NRA as well.
As a student at Charles H. Flowers High School, I should feel safe going to school. If a nineteen year old has access to a military weapon, then a student at Flowers has the ability to conduct a mass shooting as well.
I am NOT asking to ban all guns, however I am asking to make gun laws stricter. Military grade weapons should ONLY be utilized by the military. Background checks should be conducted for those who would like to purchase a gun. Mental evaluations should also be a factor in the process as well. Thus saying, lets protect the children of the of this country and control the distribution of guns in America.


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