It seems like the issue of gun control has been at the forefront of news recently and with good reason. Shootings are occurring on what almost seems like a daily basis. People are desperate for a solution, but they seem split on the process for implementing one. Should gun control be restricted further, or should the laws be more relaxed?
Over the summer of 2013, a very big change happened in Illinois. On July 9,2013 it was made a law that as long as one has a permit, they could carry a concealed weapon anywhere in Illinois. Of course, they were some people who were pleased and not so pleased about this law. Many people, including myself, thought that this act would only worsen crime and homocide rather than help with these problems. Yes, it is a right for a person to be able to defend themselves, and obviously these kind of people aren’t the problem and citizens like this aren’t the reason why Illinois residents like myself have a problem with this new law. Too many well meaning, abiding citizens are killed every year by guns all because there are too many people who don’t care about the laws or have regard for human life. Sadly, I hear more about innocent people getting killed by guns than criminals.
Tragedy struck the nation last Monday, September 16, as U.S. military veteran Aaron Alexis, 34, opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard. The resulting chaos ended up taking the lives of 13 people, including the gunman. Though his motive remains unknown, authorities have uncovered surprising revelations.