Guns are being misused and should only be available to citizens over 21 and have to have a background check.
On April 20th, 1999, two high school students killed 13 people and wounded more than 20 before committing suicide at Columbine High. Unfortunately it has been proven that the guns used were purchased by an accomplice and then given to the students. While we can'y necessarily do anything to stop this from happening, this is a perfect example of why Colorado should have a law that you can only purchase a gun when you are 21 or older.
During a midnight screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises' is 2012, a mass shooting occurred. Twelve people were killed and seventy were inured. The shooting is known as the deadliest since Columbine, and caused a huge spike in firearm sales. The shooters psychiatrist did tell others that he could be a threat to others before the shooting occurred. This is a perfect example of why we should do thorough background checks while also checking the buyer of the firearms mental state.
In 2017, an active shooter went into a Thornton Walmart and killed 3 shoppers. It was thought to be a random shooting, and no one knows if the shooter had a motive. Either way, the shooter probably had some mental issues, and this is another reason why we should check buyers mental states before selling them firearms.
In conclusion, Guns are being misused and should only be available to citizens over 21 and have to have a thorough background check.