Arguments in Favor of Gun Control


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Arguments in Favor of Gun Control
This paper shall present arguments in favor and against legislation requiring mental health evaluations for the purchase of a firearm. The first section of the paper presents background on the subject detailing the Virginia Tech tragedy. The arguments in favor of the legislation are then presented. A rebuttal to these arguments follows, with a summary of arguments. The paper closes with a proposed bill.
Seung Hui Cho started his day early in the morning, the Virginia Tech senior shot and killed two fellow students shortly before 7:00AM, he then casually returned to his own dormitory room to change his bloody clothing before blending with students as he briskly walked to Norris hall where...
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