Guns Do Not Kill People

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XXXX XXXXXX Dr. Faust English 1010-52 10 December 2012 Guns Do Not Kill People The Constitution states that we have the right to keep and bare arms, but some people have decided that is not an American right. They will do whatever it takes to change Amendment 2. There is an anonymous quote that is used by the NRA (national rifle association) to this day: “if you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns.” No more gun laws should be passed because: laws do not keep guns away from criminals, guns are an effective way of self-defense, and guns are safe if taught how to used properly. Gun laws do not keep guns out of the hands of criminals. All they do is leave law abiding citizens completely defenseless against robberies burglaries and any random shooting of a mad man. Anti-gun supporters think that if they outlaw all guns that fire arms will just disappear, that there will be no more homicides, and everything will be peaceful. This is just not true, there is no law that the government could come up with to make guns nonexistent people will always own fire arms. The only difference is that if guns are outlawed the only people that will own them will be criminals. How will stricter gun laws bring an end to criminals having guns, when the already existing laws against murder have not been able to stop them from killing innocent people? One of the main topics on gun control, is whether or not they are a effective way of self-defense. Who is to say whether or not a gun is a good mean of self defense or not. Well some of those questions are answered by the report done by a criminologist working at Florida State University. A criminologist by the name of Gary Kleck researched data from the Department of Justice while at Florida State University. He learned that victims which have defended themselves with a handgun during a robbery or an assault, have the

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