This week, a horrible tragedy occurred that I believe, happens way to often. Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher committed a murder-suicide of himself as well as his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins. Clearly, something horrible must of happened to Mr. Belcher that made him decide to end his life as well as his girlfriends, but the real question comes back to the gun. When will the United States finally address gun control? And how many more tragedies are going to happen before this extremely important issue is finally addressed on the national stage?
I believe the issue of gun control has been put off for way to long. Clearly, many politicians try to avoid this topic because of how controversial it is, and the many different view points on it. To try to bring it up could be costly to their possible election or reelection, so the topic continues to go untouched. Right off the bat, the Second Amendment in the Constitution states, "the right of the people to keep and bear arms." Because of how this is the second amendment, it shows the importance of it to the Founding Fathers. However, the views today vary on not on if it is a constitutional right, but to what extent it is and the laws each individual states pass.