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John Mendez Mrs Ragle AP English 28 May 2003 Are Guns Really Necessary Guns are one of the main causes of violence in the United States today Guns are too easy to get hold of for any reason by any person and there are signs of gun violence in the streets schools and in workplaces Guns are too easy to get hold of because in almost half the states anyone who is 18 or older can fill out a form and leave with a gun 18 is the age where in the United States one is legally an adult Should there be an age limit for owning a gun In addition guns can also be received illegally such as stealing them or buying them from an unlicensed dealer Also the Brady Bill has not been put into full power yet The Brady Bill says that a person who wants to buy a gun must go through a waiting period of five working days between the time they purchased a handgun revolver or pistol and the time they took possession of it Zimring There are signs of gun violence in the streets associated with gangs and cliques of killings and murders Also gun violence is seen in schools school shootings are heard on the radio watched on television or seen on the Internet such as the Columbine shootings at Littleton Colorado A recent FBI study of 41 school shooters in 37 incidents revealed that attackers found it easy to get the guns Most of the attackers were able to take guns from their homes or friends buy them legally or illegally or steal them Some even received guns as gifts from parents In the last eight years 206 students have lost their lives because of school-related gun violence Gun Violence in Schools Advocates of gun control often state the hazards of owning guns and their constant use in criminal activity The ultimate solution for these
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