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Terrorism and the Threat of Uncontrolled Weapons

Jan. 8, 2016
By MAXWELL TRINK

As United States citizens remember the attacks that occurred on December 7th, 1941, the world is faced with a similar threat that affects the US right now.

December 7th, 1941 was a day former president Franklin Delano Roosevelt called “a date which will live in infamy.” Almost 74 years later, president Barack Obama has to deal with a different attack that caused major chaos in San Bernardino, California. While people are left hurt because of these terrorist attacks Congress sits back and does nothing about gun control in our nation.

In the United States today a person is legally allowed to buy a weapon that can kill a person even if they are on the no fly list.  This means that a person is not allowed to fly on an airplane because there is an issue with them but they can still buy a weapon.  While airport security has increased since 9/11 the United States has done nothing about gun control.

Terrorism is defined as the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims and having weapons that should be banned causes the violence against others. 
The Supreme Court case Heller v. District of Columbia, the US Supreme Court gave the citizens of the US a right to weapons if it gives protection to the gun owner.  Instead of giving weapons that can kill people because of their power the government should allow people to guns that can protect themselves and not cause harm.

One argument is that it says in the United States constitution that citizens are allowed to hold weapons.
Yes that is true but having these weapons causes more harm than help for others

A major problem that the United States is facing is that the majority of people can get access to a weapon that can kill and harm others. 
The government should regulate these issues and find a way to decrease access to weapons.

An argument that is made by people who are against gun control is that people would still get access to guns whether they were legal or not.  Yes that is true and yes people can get illegal guns that we ban.  But at least after these attacks happened in other countries their governments tried to regulate guns.

The United States has pushed this issue away and has focused on other issues, such as Planned Parenthood and regulation of Muslims into the United States, but the way to contain terrorism is by removing the weapons that can cause these terrorist attacks.

The United States needs to protect its citizens and create a stable environment by getting rid of the weapons that cause these problems.

Since 9/11 there have been 93 terrorist attacks in the US and 48 of them were directly related to people having access to highly powerful guns.

It is time for the US to face this issue and control weapons that cause havoc and death in the US.