Guns Divide Society

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The second amendment of the United States constitution is "a well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed". In addition, guns control laws and policies are used around the whole world. Some countries, such as the United Kingdom, have very strict limits on gun possession while others, like the United States, are less strict with owning guns. In some countries, the topic is debatable where some people consider the dangers of widespread gun ownership, and the opponents consider owning guns as an individual right of self-protection and individual freedom in general. Moreover, in the United States there have been many studies done about whether should guns be legal or strictly legalized and there is marked dissimilarity between people's opinions about it. Im my point of view, guns should be strictly legalized due to three main points: guns used for self-defense, criminals kill not guns, and owning gun is a practice of the personal freedom.
First, self-defense has been always a one strong supportive reason of allowing guns owning in the United States. According to Ratnesar (1998), guns were used for the seek of self-defense more than two million times annually and less then 5% of the cases defenders were injured after using their guns their guns. In other words, 95% of the cases guns were used positively and successfully which shows how the defensive use of guns could help saving many people's lives. On the other hand, we can imagine what would happen to those defenders if they did not have guns to protect themselves. Moreover, in 10 states that passed right to curry a gun, the average of homicide decreased to 8%, rape to 7%, and aggrava...

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In summary, I strongly support the strict legalization of guns ownership because many people are using it for self-defense, guns are only tools, and as a personal freedom right. However, forbidden fruit is sweet, so I believe banning guns is not the best action to advocate. Nevertheless, guns could be used for both peaceful or criminal purposes. Thus, governments should start educating people about guns and crime and creat a peaceful environment especially between the young generation in order to eliminate the criminal use of guns.

Works Cited

Lott, J.R. (1998) More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun-control Laws. Chicago: University of Chicago.
Ratnesar, R. (1998, July 5). Should you curry a gun? A new study argues for concealed weapons.time, p.48.
La Pierre, W. (1989, March 21). Crime is the basic problem not guns. Ithaca Journal.
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