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Guns are recurrent in the news, as more and more cases of tragic public shootings and school massacres are being reported. These weapons separate the United States of America into those who own these unnecessary weapons and those who are vulnerable to this twisted society. Organisations like the National Rifle Association, or the NRA, support these easily preventable butcherings because they believe it is a ‘right’ to bear arms. But is it? Guns make America an unsafe country, with most individuals living in fear.
Often, horrible gun-related crimes are committed by people who do not value human life, which translates to mental issues. In these type cases, it makes no difference how many laws are on the books because if a mentally deranged person is determined to secure a gun to carry out his or her plan, a gun is what he or she will get. When individuals determine to use a weapon to commit a crime they will find a way to secure the weapon, whether legally or illegally. It brings to mind the adage, “Where there’s a will there’s a way.” Therefore, implementing stricter gun laws and reducing the number of gun permits issued would, for the most part, negatively affect the good, law-abiding citizens. It is this group that could fall prey to the criminal who is going to possess and use a weapon regardless what he or she has to do to get it.
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Do you believe that the government should be able to control what you do to your body or change the rights youre born with? Gun Control is a huge debate in our country, one point is that guns pose a huge threat to our society as if they remain legal then they become easier to purchase, but if they are illegal then there will be less guns and in turn less guns for criminals to be able to get. More guns means more gun accidents, this is also a big threat when 123,000 gun related accidents happen each year. With taking away guns it removes some problems the cons far outweigh the pros of banning guns. First if you take away guns from the good citizens who follow the law then the criminals who don’t follow the law will still keep their g... ... middle of paper ... ...asures Don't Stop Violence - CNN.com."
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They feel that most people—excluding certain groups of people, such as criminals should be able to buy a gun with little trouble and without a waiting period. Also, they think that limiting gun ownership would restrict law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves from criminals and violent crime, and that people need to be able to protect themselves and their families. An article from the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action actually rep... ... middle of paper ... ....S. Constitution Online. 2 "More Guns, Less Crime (Again) in 2007." National Rifle Association of America.
What holds many people back from seeing the truth is the disadvantageous annotation that comes with change. Sure, this country was built on people who rose up and overthrew the unethical government with their own weapons, but that is not what is being threatened; the right of a militia and to own firearms is written in the second amendment. What does need to change, however, is the idea that the constitution is flawless and covers all things. Although the constitution does lay very stable ground rules for a country to be governed, laws are meant to change with new inventions and ideals. New models of more and more deadly firearms are created everyday, each being deadlier that the latter.
The real question here is; Are guns a big enough problem to be banning them? Or are we looking at something much deeper? When talking about Gun Control, people tend to get very defensive. Many people have had relatives die to gun killings, and look at it as the guns do the killing. How exactly can a gun kill someone though?