Arguments Against Gun Control

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Gun control has been debated since 1791, when the Second Amendment was approved. The Second Amendment, which is included in the Bill of Rights, states “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” There have been many incidences that have lead up to the thought of enforcing gun control, but a main cause, according to the Gun Control Timeline article, came about after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Since this tragedy, gun control has been pushed to regulate criminal activity with guns, but this is not the answer.
Gun control activist try to make an argument out of the statement that guns kill people, when this statement can not be fact because inanimate objects can not work without human interference. The anti-gun control supporters use this statement to their own advantage. In the LA Times, writer James Q. Wilson agrees with the fact that the existence of the millions of guns in America does increase the death rate. Wilson notes that even if gun control was put into action, this wouldn't prevent criminals from using them since they are not following the law in the first place. Making a place “gun free”does not mean every person will obey the laws.
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This is an example that makes Americans seem extremely violent. The extinction of guns will not prevent crimes from taking place; it will just make criminals find different ways to get their way. Guns are not the problem, the people using the guns are the problem. Regular people that have guns use them to defend themselves and or hunting, not criminal activity. Until all of America sees that it is the people and not the gun, this debate will continue