Deseret News
Letter to the editor

Another tragic event has come across the United States. This time it was a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14. According to Prevention Institute, 413 people have been shot in school shootings in the U.S., and 138 have died, since the Sandy Hook crisis in 2012.

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The United States, being the country with the most guns in the world, is divided when it comes gun control. While Democrats believe that we should have stricter gun laws, Republicans argue that it is not going to make a difference. I believe that school shootings and other violence dealing with guns can be minimized. If we have stricter gun laws, many people’s lives could have been saved this year. Making gun background checks deeper and more strict would be a start.

People say that “people kill people, not guns.” However, who we allow to have guns can prevent many of these tragic events from happening. Bombs are not legal because of the effects they can do to people, and it is the same idea with guns. Having stricter laws and more monitoring will get our country into a better position.

Baylie Saunders

South Jordan