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Should It Be Allowed to Carry Guns

  • Date Submitted: 04/15/2013 08:23 AM
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“Women are five times more likely be killed by a spouse if there’s a gun in the house. That’s a real study. If you have a gun in the house you are five times as likely to die of suicide, 20 times as likely to die of unintentional gun death.”

Counter argument)
2. Guns don't kill people, people kill people.
Maybe, but people with guns kill many, many more people than they would if they didn't have guns, and guns designed to kill as many people as possible. We don't know if the murderer in Newtown was suffering from a suicidal depression, but many mass shooters in the past were. And guess what? People suffer from suicidal depression everywhere in the world. People get angry and upset everywhere in the world. But there aren't mass shootings every few weeks in England or Costa Rica or Japan, and the reason is that people in those places who have these impulses don't have an easy way to access lethal weapons and unlimited ammunition. But if you want to kill large numbers of people and you happen to be an American, you'll find it easy to do.

Liberals are simply on the wrong side of this issue. They are putting their passion for government power and intrusion ahead of the safety of the American citizens, whether they be in their homes, schools, or anywhere else in which they are threatened with their life.

From ‘’why do people support gun countrol?’’
To summarize, prior research supports the instrumentalist perspective in that it finds that those who believe gun control will be effective are more likely to support it, but also indicates that most of the variation in opinion on the issue cannot be explained by beliefs in the policy's effectiveness. Contrary to an instrumentalist explanation, however, support is unrelated to exposure to higher rates of crime, prior victimization, or (with few exceptions) fear of crime. The self-interest perspective is consistently supported in that those who own guns are less likely to support gun control...


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