In recent years, policy discussions around the process of buying guns and ammunition has increased. Mass shootings have brought the topic to the forefront of national discussion. Policies discussed have included raising the age to buy a gun, requiring a federal background check before buying a gun, and raising taxes on ammunition to discourage its purchase.
Supporters of increased restrictions argue that the U.S. needs to limit access to weapons and ammunition in order to reduce firearm deaths in the country. Supporters of increased restrictions have expressed beliefs that the government needs to do more in order to minimize the chances of a shooting from occurring.
Those who oppose increased restrictions on the process of purchasing guns and ammunition argue that doing so would hurt people who want to use firearms for legal purposes. Many who oppose increased restrictions express further government limitations would threaten the liberty of citizens.
So, what do you think? Should there be more restrictions for purchasing guns and ammunition? Be sure to state what you think the government should or shouldn’t do concerning this issue and why!
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