Gun Control

A discussion of the issues pertinent to gun control, focusing on how the youth offender should be punished.

This paper analyzes the dangers of guns and the need for stricter sentences for those who use guns in the commission of a crime. The paper outlines the differing opinions concerning juvenile criminals and the adequate punishment. The writer provides reasons for the crucial need of strict judicial rulings against minors as well as adults, for the purpose of rehabilitation and deterrence.
“In light of the recent DC sniper shootings the nation has become more aware than ever about the dangers of guns. People who commit crimes with guns run a risk of causing harm or death even if they never intended to use the weapon when they began the crime. Many of the nation’s voters have pushed for stronger gun laws as well as stiffer sentences for those who use a gun in the commission of a crime. While most agree that adults who use guns to commit crimes should be dealt with swiftly and harshly, the line becomes more gray when it comes to minors.”