Gun Control Should Be Banned

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Gun control has been a debated issue for years. The majority of citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it would rapidly reduce the crime levels. Many innocent citizens feel they have the right to bear arms for self-defense, or even for the pleasure of hunting. To enforce gun control throughout the nation means violating a person’s Constitutional Rights. Some people feel that the issue of gun control will limit crime and the fact that guns are necessary for self-defense against crime, and that enforcing gun control is a violation against a citizen’s second amendment right to bear arms. Possession of a handgun should be strictly regulated, because they are made solely to kill, and they have even allowed children to easily kill themselves and others, and they have increased the murder rate in the U.S. The reason handguns should be outlawed from citizens is that their main purpose is to kill other human beings. Why would our country allow us to have a right of possessing a deadly weapon? For the most part, our government seems to want to…show more content…
“The United States has the dubious honor of having the highest rate of homicide and suicide by gun among developed countries, and guns are the leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 24. In 2001 alone, nearly 30,000 people died from gun wounds.” (Sifry and Watzman 312) Currently, 71% of homicides and 61% of suicides are firearm- related in the United States. It should make sense that a country, with much stricter laws, should have low rates of homicides and accidental killings. “After a much smaller school-yard massacre in Scotland, the United Kingdom parliament did just that. It is not illegal in the UK to own a handgun, and the gun killings have stopped.” (Robinson 318) People have to understand that anyone can be eligible of owning a handgun, and it can fall in the wrong hands of a

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