Gun Control Essay

Submitted By natalia1810
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Gun control

People use guns for many different needs. Some use them for protection, others for murders. In the United States we have the right to keep and bear arms. It is impossible to pick up a newspaper or watch the news without being informed about another mass shooting or another child that was killed while playing with a gun. The fact that it is so easy to get a gun these days is just horrifying. In my opinion guns are a very big risk to the safety of population and should be outlawed because of the rise of violent crimes. First of all, gun control may actually be backfiring and taking more lives than they are saving. There are laws that all sales of firearms must be registered and all purchasers must be licensed. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way and there are a lot of places where we can buy a gun in illegal way. That’s how they are getting in the hands of criminals. With guns in their hands, they are able to perpetrate serious crimes. I think that every person who wants to buy it, should go through a psychological evaluation in order to determine whether they are more of a danger to others or themselves with a gun or not. Another level is to be taught about consequences of killing a person. There should be a very difficult and complicated test in order to get a gun control. Secondly, there are many people who take the easy way out and when it comes to a solution, they choose gun control. They make that decision without even taking the effort to educate themselves on the issue. In their minds having gun means caring about children and wanting to stop the violence. Why can’t they just leave that for appropriate units like police? Just because you carry a gun doesn’t mean people will be automatically violent, but if you get in a fight and someone realizes you are armed it’s more than likely that they will pull one and shoot you. Another thing is that most murders are committed by robbers or rapids. For the most part victims of handguns know their assailants well. These victims are women killed by jealous husbands, or drinking guys who get into a violent argument or innocent people who get shot during bank, store, and house robbery. I’m sure that most of the time these people would be alive if gun would not be involved. Surely the homicide rate would markedly decrease if handguns were outlawed. Some people think that without guns responsible citizens will have no way to protect themselves from criminals. First, one