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Gun Control - Right or Wrong?

KingWriter posted this thread...
Mar. 24, 2013 at 9:07 am

Gun Control – Right or Wrong?
   Obama presented gun control to Congress after a shooting in Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. At first, gun control sounds like an amazing plan. There will be no more deaths with firearms. Peace will improve tremendously.
    Unfortunately, there are a few loopholes in this idea. Gun control is the act of removing weapons from civilians. Criminals can get weapons illegally, therefore causing more harm to civilians without firearms to protect themselves. Statics have clearly shown that people with weapons have a higher chance of surviving with guns as protection. Therefore, the plan won’t work in stopping murder from gunfire.
   Of course, taking away firearms is breaking the 2nd amendment that clearly states we have the right to bear arms. Our ancestors wrote this law because they knew it would improve Militia and protection. Firearms should be used to instill peace.
    On the other hand, many deaths will decrease, since firearms are hard to acquire. Less people might feel motivated to turn to violence, but overall, guns aren’t the cause for deaths. People with bad temper and malicious nature is the reason for murder. A gun is simply an extension of a person’s desire to kill.
    Here is a basic example: More people die from hammers and blunt objects rather then rifles. This clearly points out that we should have a “hammer control” rather than a gun control. Around forty thousand people die from car accidents whereas firearms kill only eleven thousand people. Logically, it means we should make cars illegal. Of course, the government and the people would see this as an absurd action and disregard it. Why doesn’t Congress see the absurdity of gun control?
    Overall, I believe that gun control shouldn’t be put into action. It doesn’t prevent deaths and it might even increase murders because normal civilians can’t protect themselves from criminals. Altogether, people should learn how to control themselves rather than think about using guns for violence.

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Jetta_Wrote replied...
Mar. 24, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Agreed. People should be able to protect themselves in the case of a criminal or something other than that presented to them. Plus, like you said, guns and murder by gunshot isn't the main reason for deaths.

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willys replied...
Mar. 27, 2013 at 12:31 pm

I agree completely. the government is just trying to control us. that is our second ammendment right. our leaders better be careful because many individuals i know feel very strongly about their rights, and they are ready to take action.

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