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Gun Control

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 06:29 AM
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Gun control has been a controversial issue for years. A vast majority of citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it would quickly reduce the threat of crime. Many innocent people feel they have the right to bear arms for protection, or even for the pleasure of hunting. These people are penalized for protecting their lives, or even for enjoying a common, innocent sport. To enforce gun control throughout the nation, means violating a persons Constitutional rights. Although some people feel that the issue of gun control will limit crime, the issue should not exist due to the fact that guns are necessary for self-defense against crime, and by enforcing gun control is violating a citizen’s second amendment right to bear arms.

Guns are evil to some, because of the violence that they create. The most recent efforts of the gun control have been to claim that certain types of guns and ammunition are inherently evil. They assign emotional catch phrases such as “assault weapons” and “cop killer bullets” to broad categories of firearms and ammunition in the hope that people will believe that some guns have an evil nature. They express guns as weapons of homicide. Also, they insist that the more guns with which our society equips itself, the greater the likelihood for accidents or violent acts involving fire arms to occur. They believe that society has relied on weapons that create harm and criminals. Therefore, these weapons should be outlawed. It is a proven fact that guns have been the murder weapons of choice.

Law abiding citizens have the right to protect themselves against danger. Due to the ownership of guns, burglaries have reduced considerably. A gun is a tool, guns don't kill people. People kill people. The matter depends on who is using the gun, and what situation it is involved in. Purchasing a handgun legally is a complex procedure. The consumer must go through a...


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