Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

America Needs to React by Reforming Gun Laws

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

America Needs to React by Reforming Gun Laws

Article excerpt

Earlier this month, a terrorist massacred 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand. Immediately, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promised that within 10 days there would be gun reforms in order to make the country safer and attempt to prevent a similar event from happening again. Less than a week later, New Zealand banned semi-automatic rifles.

Gun control is a sensitive topic for many, but needs to be discussed. As of 2018, 43 percent of Americans possessed at least one firearm, and in my experience, many like to use the Second Amendment as justification.

The entirety of the Second Amendment refers to the right to bear arms for, specifically, a well-regulated militia.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 1967 to 2017 there have been 1.6 million gun-related deaths. …

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