The Pros And Cons Of Gun Control

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The United States is the leader in per capita gun deaths among industrial nations. This unenviable distinction has resulted in various gun control laws at the federal and state levels that seek to reduce crime and violence by restricting private gun ownership. Supporters of gun control would like tighter restrictions on the sale and circulation of firearms. But they face fierce opposition from citizen groups and arms manufacturers who are trying to protect what they view as the right to own and bear firearms for self-defense and recreational activities. People get angry and upset everywhere in the world. But there aren’t mass shootings every few weeks in England or Costa Rica or japan and the reason is that people in those places…show more content…
In a 2010 poll of 1,012 people it stated gun owners own firearms for the following reasons protection against crimes 67%, target shooting 66%, hunting 58% Based on the survey data from the us department of justice roughly 5,340,000 violent crimes were committed in the united states during 2008. These include simple and aggravated assaults, robberies, sexual assaults, rapes, and murders. 436,000 or 8% were committed by offenders visibly armed with a gun out of five million. The rate of the people with guns that have intent to use them are only about 400,000 out of 5,000,000 that’s really good so we don’t really need to put more restrictions on guns. The second amendment was added to our constitution because the founders believed in private ownership of guns was necessary for protection of our liberties. Gun laws punish honest citizens. If guns were outlawed criminals would still find ways to arm themselves. Restrictions
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