Keeping the Right to Bear Arms Alive

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Even though uninformed people think that if there were no firearms then there wouldn't be any violent crime, firearms are an essential right of the American people because if guns were taken away the government would totally control us and without firearms we are defenseless.
There are those people that think that if there were no firearms then there wouldn't be any violent crimes. In 2011 there were close to 33,000 Americans that were victims of gun-related deaths. According Brady campaign an average of 268 people are shot every day; in America that is 97,820 people a year. An average household with a gun is 22 times more likely to be used to kill someone or severely injure a person in a domestic homicide, suicide, or unintentional shooting rather than being used for self-defense. Children and young adults in the U.S are affected drastically with this issue of guns. It is unfortunate that young people ages one to nineteen in the U.S are victims of a firearm homicide; after automobile crashes, it is the second leading cause of death (About Gun Control).
Another example of the thinking of people who are against the possession of firearms is; a book based off a true story written by Matthew Lysiak called Newtown was a tragedy that happened on December 14th 2012. That day twenty children and six teachers were killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut by a man with a firearm. Many families had lost loved ones that day and will live without them for the rest of their lives.
Firearms are an essential right of the American people because if guns were taken away the government would totally control us. Firearms are a deterrent to those who would want to control us. Guns are used for self-defense, without guns the peop...

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