by Ashley Sanchez
Gun control has been a largely controversial issue the past few years. Many people have been victims of public gun shooting. For example, the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school and the shooting of San Bernardino. President Obama has brought up the issue but not much has been done.
Sandy Hook was an event that prompted discussion of increased gun control. President Barack Obama made an emotional speech about this event. He made a call for a “sense of urgency” to limit gun violence. “Everytime i think about those kids, it gets me mad” said Barack Obama, he added “and by the way, it happens on the streets of Chicago every day” referring back to his hometown. People in the business of selling firearms must get a license and conduct background checks or be subject to criminal prosecution. The FBI is hiring more than 230 examiners to help process these background checks. People with mental illness would get the help they need. the Administration is proposing a new $500 million investment to increase access to mental health care.
“If we can set it up so you can’t unlock your iPhone unless you got the right fingerprint, why can’t we do the same thing with our guns?” said Obama when discussing the issue. He believes making guns harder to get is a better solution.
They are making better technology to be able to use the gun such as an armband that enables use of the gun, if you do not have the armband on then it will not activate. There are many more ideas that may work, but the government is still doing research. Gun violence has been a very big issue because many students in college, high school and even elementary school students are at risk. Everyday people are at risk of gun shooting.