Students’ take on gun-control

STUDENT OPINIONS: Gun-control has been a controversial issue for awhile and students heard through media both sides. Some students have already taken a side.

Gun-control has been a controversial issue for awhile and students hear through the media both sides. Some students have already taken a side and some don’t know enough information to pick.


Murder, genocide, and hunting results from a single object: a gun.

Only 3 months ago, 27 people had their lives taken at Sandy Hook Elementary. This incident was the last straw on the hype. Gun-control has spread around the country. People want to know how to prevent incidents like this from happening in the future.

“I think it is a controversial issue, but I do believe that it is a basic constitutional right (to carry a conceled weapon) that the people hold,” Austin M. (10) said.

With 30,000 people dying from gunshots last year alone, people may need to be able to protect themselves if they were attacked.

“I think people should be able to choose whether or not they own a gun,” Shannon O. (11) said. “If people are scared of getting attacked, then they should just become trained with a gun as well so they can fight back.”

Gun-control is a long process, but will have an outcome one way or another.

“We need to establish the difference between people who buy guns solely for protection and are completely lawful and the people who are buying guns to commit crime,” Vivi R. (9) said.

There are many ways to detect whether or not someone should own a gun or not. The government could go about it through background checks, reasons for use (RFU), or general licensing. Congress is planning a bill to pass, but nothing has happened so far.

Vivi R. said, “I think the government should fund the research needed in order to make our world a safer and more desirable place.”


By Grady Fultz

fultz.grady@oakwoodschools.org

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