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  1. 1. Current Event FifteenBackground Checks on Gun Purposes;_ylt=AuhPORqDSbR51OUIAbGGdj1tzwcF;_ylu=X3oDMTNvMWxqZWNlBG1pdANUb3BTdG9yeSBVU1NGBHBrZwNmYjUzZjdhZi1jYmIwLTNlMGMtOTAwMC05YmMxNGVlYTIzM2IEcG9zAzE1BHNlYwN0b3Bfc3RvcnkEdmVyAzdhZjM5NWEwLThkZTQtMTFlMi1iZmY5LTcxYjU1MTRmNWI3OA--;_ylg=X3oDMTFoaTA0amh2BGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAN1LXMEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnM-;_ylv=3! The article concerns the common gun debate. Lately, whether or not a banshould be placed on guns or at least tighter restrictions are being debated across thenation. One state has decided to take action. In Denver, Colorado background checkswill be run on those wishing to purchase a gun. The debate has been ongoing and thestate did not get any support from the republican party. Before the new bill will becomeofficial, Governor John Hickenlooper still must sign off on it. He has not released anystatements as to whether or not he will sign the document so those for it are left waiting.! Colorado did approve four other gun control measures earlier in the week. Muchof the controversy is between those who think there shouldnʼt be gun control and thosewho want it. Many arenʼt satisfied with the restrictions wanting more in place whereothers thinking their rights are being taken away. Many feel they have the right to barearms and are not at all happy with restrictions being put into place. Many lash out at thedemocrats by saying instead of worrying about gun control we should be worried aboutbigger problems like all of those out of work.! Colorado is paving the way into stricter gun regulations fueled by past shootings.The Batman massacre and columbine were both large shootings to take place in thestate. After what happened in Connecticut, Colorado is anxious to get the situationunder control for fear of more shootings to come. While restricting gun sales throughbackground checks will not eliminate the problem they are hoping to reduce the risk ofthese mass shootings occurring again.! I do agree placing restrictions on guns would help the issue. I donʼt think theyneed to be all out banned though. People will always find a way to get their hands onguns. This is really no different than drugs. Drugs are illegal... yet you can walk into anyhigh school and find whatever drug your heart desires. I think the biggest concernshouldnʼt be with guns themselves rather than mental health. Focus on health care andcovering mental health and you wonʼt have as many people going around shootingeveryone. Going after guns is a quick fix. It isnʼt going to the actual source of theproblem. In order to handle the shooting problem, we need to go to the root and focusmore energy on mental health rather than whether or not people can access guns. Asfar as guns go, even if illegal, if there is a will there is a way.Tara Pawlyk Friday, May 17, 2013 9:48:44 AM ET 04:0c:ce:d3:10:88