Gun Control

Cartoon-Gun-Control-for-Dummies-600Everyone has the right to own a gun for their own protection and there should be no gun control laws. Many people think that gun control is right because they think keeping people away from guns will reduce the amount of deaths each year. They think that guns are the leading cause of the many deaths that had been committed each year. Whenever people hear the word gun the thoughts are of violence and negativity. Many people, myself included think gun control is wrong because we know that it is not necessary, since we know that guns were not involved in many of the deaths caused each year. The right to have a gun is the same thing as having the right to protect yourself, and taking that right away is not beneficial because it just causes people to not be able to protect themselves in a crisis in which a gun might be necessary to live.   While many other people disagree and think it is good because of the safety for people, I think that gun control.

There should not be gun control because there are law-abiding citizens that would not commit murder, robbery, or domestic violence. Only guns in hands of people that have been arrested and have a record of violence actives cause murder, robbery and domestic violence the most. The President, who is pro gun control, even admits that it would not have decreased the amount of deaths. He was asked,”How would this have stopped the last few mass murders?” and answered the question by saying that it wouldn’t have.” So what is the point of having gun control. There should be criminal control and not gun controls because it would be more useful.

President Obama makes a good point when he said, “there were 30,000 Americans who were killed by gun violence. What if we could just lower it to 28,000? What if we could spare 2,000 families from the heartbreak of that kind of loss?” But there are other things to consider, like how many lives a year are saved when protecting themselves with their gun. In my opinion having a gun for your own safety is more beneficial than taking them away from innocent people protecting themselves from being harmed. There should be criminal control and not gun controls because it would be more useful. There should not be gun control because even though there is gun control criminals could still have ways of getting guns. In my opinion owning a gun for self-defence purposes should not be illegal.

-ElizabethH

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/08/opinions/robbins-obama-gun-town-hall/index.htm

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About SaintsGOV16
We are students in Dr. Ostroff's sections of U.S. Government at All Saints' Episcopal School in Fort Worth, Texas. (www.aseschool.org).

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