Should handguns be banned? "The Need to Live - The Need to Ban Guns"

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Description:This essay is an argument whether or not handguns should be banned. It is a pretty neat, a good persuasive essay.

The Need to Live - The Need to Ban Guns Last year, about 50,000 Americans died from gun-inflicted injuries. Guns are, non-arguably, designed to kill. Carrying of guns has been a major topic of discussion and argument over the past several years and it has gotten no where close to a solution. Guns should be banned.

The fact that the second amendment in the United State's Constitution states that an individual has the right to bear arms, has been over-stretched and erroneously considered to comprise the right to bear guns. Plus, the second amendment, which was written in 1791, was implemented at a different time. But, now the times have changed. Now we have a powerful police force that keeps things under control.

Ever since the first gun was invented by Samuel Colt in 1836, it has been used for destructive purposes rather than for self-defense.

Since then, senseless killings have ever been growing throughout the world. Not that other weapons are not used for the crimes, but the rate of murders using guns has increased over the past years. Last year, about 50,000 Americans died from gun-inflicted injuries. About 90% of them were committing a crime at the time.

Perhaps one of the most obvious reasons why guns should be banned is the growing rate of murders and crimes in our American society. Most of the times, these crimes are not planned and guns are used over trifle matters in routine life. These matters, otherwise, could have been resolved amicably or by an intervention of a mediator. But, an easy access to guns could also provoke them and provide them with another reason to commit the misdeed...