Arguments Against Banning Guns

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Since the late 1960’s, there has been an ongoing and heated debate about banning guns in the United States, which violates the second amendment of their constitution that states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Guns are easily accessible to criminals through blackmarkets as stealing guns is not too hard, also, handguns can be hidden easily, that is why they are the weapon of choice for criminals and people who choose to use them for self defense. According to theguardian, 88 out of 100 people in America own a gun. Data collected by the FBI shows that in 2011, 68 percent of all murders and 41 percent of all robberies, and 21 percent of aggravated assaults nationwide involved firearms. Some gun control supporters believe that banning guns completely will reduce violence, however this is not the case. Banning guns fails to reduce violence because people will not have an effective means of self-defense, laws are ineffective and they do not solve the real issue, which is the user of the gun.
One of the arguments put forward in favour of banning guns is that the number of guns
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Laws against theft will not apply to a person who plans to steal, in the same way laws against murder will not apply to a depressed person who wants to kill himself while taking down as many people as he can. Criminals will therefore still get a gun illegally and would not be worried about breaking the law on guns. A law abiding person on the other hand will not be able to buy a gun legally and would therefore not have the best option for self-defense if there was a gun ban. When people will have less self-defense forms, they will be more susceptible to violence. The gun ban will in turn give more leverage to the criminal than it would to the
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