"Gun Control" and Background Checks

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  As many of us can see, a plethora amount of incidents have been occurring around the U.S. due to guns. The amount of hate crime occurring in our country can be minimized with your help. The government's first priority is protecting their citizens. Our voice counts as to what happens. Shootings like Sandy Hook, Columbine, and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, should not be going on. As a student who attends school, this type of behavior in our state and nation shall not happen. Many children across the world and in our country have fear while going to school. A school's number one priority is safety. Funding for low-income schools to receive higher safety should be put in too. Shootings don't happen because of gun control ONLY. The person shooting the gun also has fault. This is why extensive backgrounds checks should be put in for the person selling and buying the guns. There should also be an age limit as to who can use a gun. The age in which a person becomes stabilized and understands the pros and cons of a gun. Also, guns used in the military that can really affect normal humans should not be sold. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting was done using an AR-15 gun. This gun is a military gun which means it can harm one person harshly.

   Getting our voice out there and saving lives would have a great impact on our country. The party leading our nation right now has said they will touch on gun control and firearms later. But later when? When more incidents like this occur? This issue should be addressed ASAP as it can ruin many lives each day and can leave families in tears. School in the olden days did not have to worry about such things. Now, parents and students are cautious every single second of their lives no matter where they are. Sitting in a classroom taking a test, being at work, or even sitting in your own house watching TV. Firearms and gun control should be taken into consideration by our nation's president and our own state's governor. 

  Making sure schools across the nation have advanced safety would make children's lives better. We have no idea what can occur, when it can occur, or even where. All we can do is pray this never happens but also have a change in our community. The U.S. Constitution states that we have the right to petition, but we also the right to keep and bear arms. This does not mean to take away someone's life whenever and wherever. We have the right to keep and bear arms to PROTECT ourselves, not to destroy lives of others. We must all keep in mind that our voice, our vote, our signature, and our petition can/will count. We can't just sit back and wait for time to do it's job. We have to stand up and make a change and not make time win. 

   DISCLAIMER! i am not saying guns should be taken away.  I'm saying that there should be age restrictions and limits as to who can own a gun and who can sell a gun. ALWAYS REMEMBER, it is not the gun that kills people, but people kill people. There could be a fully loaded gun on a table but its not harming anyone. However, if someone picks it up and shoots someone without a reason, its the person behind the trigger's fault.

I hope you guys take these thoughts and reflect on it. Please sign this petition as it will not only help me, but every single student in our nation and the future generations. Thank You So Much!

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