Gun control

Essay by kris12021 March 2002

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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.

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.

The law enforcement agencies of this country have stated that most firearm owners in the opublic are better armed then they are. How then, will they be able to disarm such a enormous group. If you pass a law that wiolates their interprtation of the second amendment you have left these people angry, and with no way out. They will fight. Are the gun control advocates ready to take responsibility for the hundreds if not thousands of deaths that will occur? Since the law enforcement agencies already admit to thier lack of ability to diarm these people, are they going to order in federal troops? It is a question that people need take into consideration when they start their Crusade against the evils of firearms.

Lets talk about a total gun ban. If that indeed came true, would the American society be safer? Truth is no. Besides...