52,744 incidents. 13,254 deaths. 27,125 injuries. All these numbers have one common factor; guns.
We live in a society where hearing about a tragedy involving a gun is becoming a regular occurrence. Yet nothing is being done about it. Many point out that we already have a background system, however they fail to mention the amount of loopholes in that system.
Others mention the Second Amendment; the right to bear arms, but the Supreme Court has ruled and established that certain rights may be denied if it is in the public interest. This further helps to ensure the life, liberty, and property of citizens.
We are not trying to take away guns; we are trying to ensure that a gun will be denied to someone who is unfit to own one. Background checks save lives and by pushing helping Congress to vote for better gun control, we help save people.
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Madison Nichols, Fresno