Gun Debates rage after another senseless massacre


This is a weapon that can be legally owned by any citizen of the United States

 This is a weapon that can be legally owned by any citizen of the United States

With the United States reeling from another mass murder orchestrated by a United States citizen, the collective grieving has prompted the issue of gun control to be brought up again.

“I don’t understand why we need assault rifles out on the street, last time I checked, it did not take a AK-47 to have a successful hunting trip,” said Carlmont student Jordan Kiss.

Many Americans who in favor of keeping the right to bear arms point to the constitution, as the Second Amendment explicitly states, “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

But has the advancement of weaponry outdated the good intentions of our fore fathers? When the constitution was written the average musket reload time was about 58 seconds, now, automatic weapons can kill by the second.

“It’s important to think about how quickly these guns wreck havoc, last week Adam Lanza was able to carry out his massacre in about 8 mins, these modern guns just simply do not fit the criteria that was originally being addressed in the constitution,” stated Kiss.

Some Americans are advocating that we get rid of guns completely. In the United Kingdom last year, there were only 58 homicides that resulted directly from a firearm. While in the U.S, there were over 8,775 homicides that resulted directly from firearms.

When seeing this statistic Stefan Dismond was not fazed the least bit. “Yeah, it seems like a big difference, but you have to factor in the population differences and the amount of gang activity.”

As the United States recovers from yet another national tragedy look for gun control to be a central issue debated in our capital.