"Disbarments of Dangerous Arms." - Briefly describes why we should ban guns and reaons for banning guns.

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Title: Disbarments of Dangerous Arms

Guns are some of the most dangerous things people can own. Over 32,000 people are killed every year by guns. In the U.S. alone, 78 million people own or carry guns. That is almost 40% percent of the U.S. population. Because so many people have guns and because so many people die from them, the campaign against guns sparks major controversy. All guns should be banned for everyone except those in law enforcement.

Guns kill thousands of people a year. The violence brought from guns cause about 32,000 tragic deaths. In the U.S. alone, approximately 60 percent of all murder victims were killed with a gun. That is about 12,000 people. 7,000 more were injured and many were permanently disabled because of guns. Guns kill over 10 children and teenagers every day. For every one death from a gun, two more people get hurt from it.

If guns were made illegal, 32,000 people a year will be saved. If guns were banned, 10 more kids and teens would still be walking today. Because of guns, 32,000 families have to go through pain and suffering. (Firearm Facts)

Not only do guns cause violence and death, guns can also be unconstitutional. The Second Amendment in the U.S. Constitution states, "A well, regulated militia, begin necessary to the security of a free state, the right for people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed upon." Though it says it is legal to bear and keep arms, this was done out of security because the U.S. had no permanent army at that time. Because the U.S. had no army, it had to make sure citizens would be able to defend those opposing the U.S. Since then the U.S. has gotten an army and is presently under no...