Essay on Gun Control

Submitted By looseleaf11
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Gun Control

Gun control is a very controversial and debatable topic. Basically there are people for it and against it.
A lot of questions were raised about the effects of everyone being allowed to carry guns. The rise of crime and murder are certain areas to think about being most impacted by the state carrying side arms.
We also need to ask ourselves, how often are guns used for protection? Is the law helping citizens protect their family or is the law just making it easier to commit murder? I’m for it keeping guns available and I think I can speak for a lot of people when I say that. I believe in keeping the guns available, I believe in having guns available simply for self-defense incase of an emergency, but that’s just my own opinion but other people have their own opinions. Some down things about having guns is that if they aren’t in proper places young kids could get to the guns, the gun stays loaded, the safety isn’t on, or the kids may go on a rampage and shot other people. In today’s society you could see why some people would be fore gun control because of the murder rates and robbery rates. But in reality we need to keep guns to help ourselves, if guns were controlled they could give permission to the wrong person and then instead of stopping that person with a gun, that person would probably end up getting shot.

With the Second Amendment giving American citizens the right to bear arms, and approximately fifty percent of Americans owning some form of a firearm, issues involving the ownership and possession of guns has led to debates in American society. Many feel that the some form of gun regulation is necessary in order to lower the level of gun related violence in the country. On the other hand, the opponents of gun control feel that it would be an infringement on their second amendment rights. The outcome and extent of gun control has strong political implications because it basically determines the present day meaning of the Second…