An essay arguing for the need for tighter gun control, in order to prevent the unecessary deaths of children.
In this paper, the author proposes a limited form of gun control which would not infringe on the rights of lawful gun owners. The author discusses a childhood experience he/she had with firearms and then proceeds to argue that while gun control laws don’t prevent criminals from getting guns, they can help reduce the number of childhood deaths resulting from guns. The author points out that recent research suggests that legislation which implements safety locks on firearms, forces gun owners to store their weapons more safely and removes the legal loophole at gun shows can help reduce deaths from playing with guns and prevent easy access to firearms. The author’s overall message is that these steps would not infringe on the rights of lawful gun owners and would have real benefits on society.