Gun control

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Gun Control

Gun control has been a controversial issue for years. A vast majority of people believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it would quickly reduce the threat of crime. Many innocent people feel they have the right to bear arms for protection, or even for the pleasure of hunting. These people are sometimes punished for protecting their lives, or even for enjoying a common, innocent sport. To enforce gun control throughout the nation, means violating a person's Constitutional rights. Although some people feel that the issue of gun control will limit crime, the issue should not exist due to the fact that guns are sometimes seen as being necessary for self defense against crime, and by enforcing gun control is violating a citizens second amendment right to bear arms.

Guns are evil to some, because of the violence that they cause. People express guns as weapons of violent crimes.

They insist that, the more guns with which our society equips itself, the greater the likelihood for accidents or violent acts involving firearms to occur. It is a proven fact that handguns have been the murder weapon of choice. Guns are involved in almost half of all homicide cases. People believe that society has relied on weapons that create harm and criminals. Therefore, these weapons should be outlawed.

However, law-abiding citizens have the right to protect themselves against danger. Due to the ownership of guns, burglaries have reduced considerably. A gun is a tool, guns don't kill people; people kill people. The matter depends on who is using the gun, and what situation it is involved in. Purchasing a handgun legally is a complex procedure. Depending on the state the consumer must go through a lengthy waiting period. These procedures guarantee the innocence and reliability of a gun...