Is It Time For Act? Essay

759 Words Nov 16th, 2015 4 Pages
Is It Time To Act?

Mary Read died before her 20th birthday. She was a young freshman at Virginia Tech. This should have been the beginning of a beautiful soul life; instead it was a violent end, on April 16, 2007.
Much mass shootings become popular these days. On July 20, 2012, a derange gunman who I 'll name Suspect A ‘because I refuse to name him and give him the two seconds of fame and attention he desperately seeking by this sick act.
He walked into the midnight screening of the movie “The Dark Knight Rises", then 12 people were killed and 70 others were injured, by the sole assailant, James Eagan Holmes who had carried tactical gear, tear gas, and a multiple firearms. Luckily he was caught shortly after, I am not an expert in firearms, but I did some research on the weapons he used. They were as follows: 12-gauge Remington 870 Express Tactical shotgun, Smith & Wesson M&P15 semi-automatic rifle with a 100-round drum magazine, and a Glock 22 .40-caliber handgun.
All purchased legally with minimal to no background checks and by few keyboard clicks on the same website. Then comes this genius and say: “Gun do not kill people, people kill people”. To that I say: Who needs a hundred round magazine”? How could that be legal to sold to civilians? “According to the CDC, there were about Number of deaths: 33,636 gun related accidents last year, the majority of victims of these accidents were teenagers and adults deaths related to gun related injuries” (CDC, 2015).…

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