Gun Control Essay

501 WordsApr 12, 20153 Pages
Gun Control I am against gun control. I strongly believe that as Americans, we have a right to own a gun. This right was given to us in the Second Amendment which stated the "right to bear arms". Guns are used as protection in many cases. Guns are not the problem when it comes to death and other crimes. Even if it were possible to get rid of all guns, it does not mean it will stay that way. I stand by the right to own guns. Everyone assumes that people who own guns are probably going to do something bad with them. On the contrary, most people own guns for hunting, target shooting, and protection. It is true that there are not many cases of people actually protecting themselves with guns, but "defensive gun use (DGU) is relatively common, that even a diehard gun control advocate with any principles and common sense would admit that this fact must be given some weight" (How Often Do We...). Owning a gun can make people feel safer and that should not be deprived. Guns are always the culprit when it comes to a murder or a robbery. For some reason, this is what people always think is the problem. This is not always the case: people are killed with many other weapons as well. More people are killed each year by cars than by guns. Countries with stricter gun laws or even no gun laws at all have more murders than the United States. It is stated that "data shows that in Russia, where guns are banned, the murder rate is significantly higher than in the U.S. in comparison... Observed correlations that nations with strictest gun control laws tend to have much higher murder rates than nations that allow guns" (Harvard Gun Study...). This shows that the way things are now are not as bad as the media or the government would have us believe. Making gun laws more strict can be tried but it will not make a difference. People with the intent to harm someone

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