Even if people don’t support gun control 100 percent, at least everyone supports it in a small way, such as no one wants to see the government give a drunk a handgun without having a background check done first or giving a schizophrenic child one. “Between 1982 and 2012, the U.S. had roughly sixty-two mass shootings…of those sixty-two shootings, forty-two were perpetrated using legal weapons” (Morris). This brings up two arguments for gun control: most massacres utilize legal weapons and banning firearms saves lives. The fewer handguns a person has or the fewer that unstable have, then fewer deaths will occur.
There is nothing wrong with people using handguns for competitions or hunting or sporting events, except when they take it away for that use. A person only needs so many guns for hunting or other leisure activities. The number of guns a person has eventually adds up, so the government needs to have a way to see how many guns a person bought throughout their his lifetime and see what that person did with all of his or her purchases. The last two arguments play on each other because if the government gives everyone a gun, then that would be saying no one is safe, which would lead to a panic and then the weapons wouldn’t be saving people. Instead, they would be trying to harm other people and take their guns. Even when people do argue for or against gun control, it can be twisted either way to agree with one side or the other, which is why people cannot agree on the subject. The requirements for purchasing or owning a handgun are different for each state, but in most states, a person must have a permit to carry a handgun according to the