We can all pinpoint little defining moments in our lives. These shape how we react to the world and what we believe in. I have been a passionate supporter of gun control my entire life. The saying goes, “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” when the truth is guns just make death easier to dish out. When I was 2 years old my father committed suicide with a gun from his collection. Not long before this my maternal grandmother was murdered by a liquor store owner with a double barrel shotgun who thought she was trying to rob the store. I share these personal stories to inspire you to search your own background and figure out if this is an issue you can just stand by and watch innocent people continue to get hurt.
I’m not saying the guns were the main issue, because all people have issues, but that is precisely my point. It is the access to guns that is the problem. We bar access to everything. You must be a certain age to see specific movies, to buy super glue and spray paint. So why is it still so easy to buy a gun?!
I tried my best to show both sides, although every piece will have its bias. I do not necessarily agree with all of the arguments for either side. This is meant as an informative piece of your discovery into this issue. Please, do your own research and share what you find!