Gun Control

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Gun Control

One of the biggest issues in the United States today seems to be gun control. The government is constantly proposing legislation for more and more gun control. Slowly they are chipping away at our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. You must ask yourself; for what reason does the government want to restrict law-abiding citizens from owning guns? Certainly government is not so naive to think criminals will adhere to gun control laws. There just may be an underlying motive for gun control. After all, people would be easier to control if they were defenseless. Banning guns to reduce crime makes as much sense as banning alcohol to reduce drunk driving. Guns are a constitutional right, and there is no possible way that the Government could successfully remove all the guns from the public and keep illegal guns out of the hands of criminals.

Gun control is based on the faulty notion that ordinary American citizens are too hazardous and ill tempered to be trusted with weapons.

How would we even begin to go about confiscating all the guns from the law-abiding citizens? With such an enormous group of people that already own guns we could never collect them all. If you pass a law that violates their interpretation of the second amendment you have left these people angry, and with no way out. These people will do anything to protect their guns. Is the Government ready to create hundreds of thousands of new criminals to deal with? And if so, how do we expect to collect these weapons, are Federal troops going to be sent in? It is a question that people need take into consideration when they start their crusade against the evils of firearms.

If there were a total gun ban the Government would...