Gun control is a very controversial topic, but banning every gun will not stop all the shootings that occur. Gun control can go in either direction of the debate. There is something that needs to be done to try to reduce as many shootings as possible, whether it is background checks for every gun purchase or required classes after buying a firearm . Banning every weapon, though that is classified as an “assault” rifle or has a magazine that carries more than ten rounds is not fair to gun lovers who have never done anything wrong in their lives. If you think a gun with that much firepower needs to be banned, then you should also ban cars with extreme horsepower because why would a person need that much horsepower? Guns do not kill people; people kill people and use a gun as an object to kill the person. The gun is not aiming its barrel at the person and pulling the trigger. If guns kill people than forks and spoons make people fat, pencils misspell words, and cars drive drunk. There have been many school shootings in the past decade, but I bet you have never heard of the Appalachian School of Law, Central High School, Clackamas Mall, Palace Theater, or Players Bar and Grill shootings. That’s because in these shootings, the “armed shooter” was confronted by an armed defender. In the Sullivan Central High Shooting, an armed school guard had a standoff with the shooter until police arrived, saving the lives of everybody except the armed shooter. In the Palace Theater shooting, an armed off-duty police officer shot and killed the armed shooter when he ran into the theater to continue his shooting spree. At the Appalachian School of Law, two law students, who had guns in their cars, confronted the armed shooter with their weapons and d… … middle of paper … … Fight: Arming the Right People Can Save Lives.” Los Angeles Times. 15 Jan. 2013: p. A.13. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. Richman, Josh. “California’s Gun Background-Check System Could Be National Model.” San Jose Mercury News. 05 Feb. 2013: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. Richman, Josh. “Large-Capacity Magazines: Second Amendment Right or Gun-Violence…” San Jose Mercury News. 04 Mar. 2013: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 31 Mar. 2014. Rosenwald, Michael S. “‘The iPhone of Guns’ Could Transform Firearms Industry.” Washington Post. 19 Feb. 2014: p. A.1. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 01 Apr. 201 Sanburn, Josh. “America’s Gun Economy, By the Numbers.” Business Money Americas Gun Economy By the Numbers Comments. Time Inc., 18 Dec. 2012. Web. 03 Apr. 2014. .