Gun Control Resurfaces in Washington

Posted on October 31, 2013 by


With the recent shooting at the Naval Yard in the District of Columbia, which resulted in the death of twelve people, America turned again to what our current president, Barrack Obama, had proposed: a ban on many assault rifles, high-capacity magazines, and background checks required for weapons. Also, ammunition prices would be double, and there would be a limit on how much ammunition can be purchased.

Many of the students at the Fleetwood Area School District are against the ban.

“It is a lose-lose situation. With the amount of stupidity in the world, somebody is bound to be killed,” junior Gabe Kotsch said.

“Weapons have the capability to both end lives and save them. It isn’t about so much the control, but the training that the owners receive,” James Schwank, another junior, and the Grandson of Senator Judy Schwank of Pennsylvania, said.

“I believe in the second amendment, which allows civilians to own weapons. But, I also believe in restrictions. When they wrote the constitution, they did not plan for these types of weapons. There should be restrictions on assault weapons, and Weapons of Mass Destruction,” faculty member Walt Frankowski said.  “I don’t think people should be turned away for no reason. Background checks are a must, to help eliminate not only criminals, but also the emotionally and physically unable. This could really help stop some of these mass shootings.”

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