Argumentative Essay: A Gun Free World

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1 December 2010 A Gun Free World "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." (U.S Constitution) An American citizen's right to own guns is upheld by the Second Amendment to the Constitution. However, many people feel that the amendment is outdated, and that gun control is extremely important in an American society. I believe that Americans do need gun control based on facts. I think that there are too many crimes being committed in the United States because of our right to “bear arms”. There are roughly 300 million firearms owned by civilians in the United States as of 2010. About 100 million of these are handguns. At the current homicide rate, 1 in every 240 Americans will be murdered. A survey of…show more content…
That’s all I want is just to limit the access that people have to firearms. Another argument would be to not leave people defenseless but as I stated before there are other ways to protect yourself. Right now there is a debate going on about letting people carry guns onto school campuses because of school shootings that happened in “gun-free” zones. I do not think that would be a wise idea because if any little misunderstanding, argument, or dispute went on and someone really disagreed with it, then who knows what would happen. Fights in schools happen all the time, but usually the worst of it is a couple punches thrown. What would happen if those students had guns because they were allowed to? I just don’t see the thinking in why people would allow something like that to happen. I understand why people would want to protect themselves on campus because of those school shootings but wouldn’t the better idea be to prevent another one from happening such as making stricter laws on

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