Should the AR-15 be banned?
In the wake of the Florida shooting the debate on gun control is being brought back up. Rather than having a discussion on that debate though we are going to be more specific, and discuss banning the AR-15 rifle. But before we do I would like to take a moment to mourn the passing of:
- Carmen Schentrup, 16
- Meadow Pollack, 18
- Peter Wang, 15
- Nicholas Dworet, 17
- Luke Hoyer, 15
- Alaina Petty, 14
- Jaime Guttenberg, 14
- Martin Duque Anguiano, 14
- Alyssa Alhadeff, 14
- Helena Ramsay, 17
- Joaquin Oliver, 17
- Cara Loughran, 14
- Gina Montalto, 14
- Alexander Schachter, 14
- Christopher Hixon, 49 (Athletic Director)
- Aaron Feis, 37 (Football Coach)
- A real hero who used his own body as a shield to protect his students
- Scott Beigel, 35 (teacher)
You can see more details and pictures of them here.
We understand this is a difficult and emotional topic so a word of caution before we begin. Please remember the code of conduct is still in effect even if you disagree with other’s opinions on the topic you still must address each other with mutual respect.
Point 1 - Defacto gun of choice for mass shootings in America.
Point 2 – Bumpstock creates near automatic firing
Point 3 – Other rifles with the same firepower are not included in the ban
Point 4 – As gun sales increase, crime decreases
Obviously, there are more points of discussion, but we have provided the two biggest in our opinion. Feel free to provide your opinion below, and vote the way you feel on the topic.