Argumentative Essay: America Needs More Gun Control

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Gun control is the idea that the sale of guns should be regulated and controlled. Some people believe that no one should have a gun while others believe that everyone should own and know how to use a gun. Both sides have legitimate reasons for thinking the way they do. But which side of the argument is correct? Can we allow ourselves to become completely defenseless against someone trying to hurt or kill us? Should we allow everyone to have a gun and know how to use it? Some people believe that we should have more gun control, making it so that only the police and other people of authority carried guns then the world would be a safer place. They believe that making it harder or impossible to purchase guns will result in less crime and less people getting killed. Under this train of thought people would feel safer.…show more content…
Everyday people are mugged in dark allies. If the person being mugged happened to have a gun on them, and know how to use it, it would be unlikely that the criminals would secede. If someone tried to rob a bank and hold people who had guns on them hostage it would be likely that the criminal would be shot before anyone could be harmed. It is a proven fact that in states that have very little gun control there is less crime then in states that have a lot of gun control. If you were going to commit a crime wouldn’t you think twice before doing it if you knew someone could shoot you while you were doing it? Even if we were to stop the criminals from getting guns they would still be able to get them off the black market. People can always uses other weapons such as knives to hurt and kill people. As my grandfather once told me “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” This is a true statement no matter how you look at it. Without someone to load aim and pull the trigger a gun is just a piece of metal. It only becomes dangerous when the person using it is willing to hurt or kill someone with

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