Persuasive Essay On Gun Control

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Since 1791, whenever the 2nd Amendment was created, there has been huge controversy over whether Americans should be able to own guns. For the past few decades, there have been many laws and limits that have taken away the right of the people. Many of these laws and limits have resulted from fear of citizens killing and taking power. Contrary to belief, gun control laws infringe upon the constitution, have no correlation to crime rates, and prevent U.S. citizens from protecting their selves. Gun ownership is very popular in the U.S. In fact, it is almost un-American to not own a gun. The United States has 88.8 guns per people, or about 270,000,000 guns (“Should More Guns…”). Many believe the high ownership of guns correlates to the amount of crimes happening in the country. According to studies, between 1980 and 2009 assault weapon bans did not affect murder rates (“Should More Guns…”). Whenever it comes to mass shootings, criminals are smart. They look for places where guns are not allowed because those that have a concealed carry license oppose a threat to them. A psychologist went into a local prison and did an analysis on what criminals …show more content…
Having or owning a gun in a home provides a sense of safety to one’s family. In the U.S. alone there are between 2.1 and 2.5 million defensive gun uses each year (Kiger). Out of the 50 states in the U.S., 37 protect the right to bear arms for self-defense (“Should More Guns…”). This means that there are 13 states that are in fear of their safety. Not only do people fear from criminals or burglars invading their home, they also fear the power of the government. Whenever Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, and Mao-Tsetung were in power, they stripped and disarmed their countries and it resulted in the death of millions of innocent people (Nakaya 15). The 2nd Amendment ensures Americans are able to protect themselves from abuse of power by the