Gun Control: The Weapon Of Choice

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Gun Control/The weapon of Choice Gun Control laws have been up for debate lately as to whether they should be regulated or not in the United States. I think it depends on what type of control over guns is being enforced. As many may know handguns are easily concealed, and they are often the weapon of choice for people who choose to use them for self-defense. Sadly they are also the weapon of choice for criminals which makes it harder for the responsible gun owners and this is where the Gun Control facts play a key role in decision making. Gun control supporters believe that completely banning handguns is the best way to protect citizens, “but there are already nearly 300 million privately owned guns in the US or about nine guns for every 10…show more content…
Most who support the stricter guns laws believe that the Second Amendment should not just be an open blank option for anyone to own a gun. The gun law supporters feel that if there are more restrictions on firearms, such as who can have them, under what conditions it would cut down on the death crimes but in reality gun control laws do not deter crime; gun ownership deters crime. I agree with the statement from “John Stossel (2008), who is a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, as well as a journalist and reporter for Fox News Channel, explains that laws against guns are really laws against self-defense, and mandatory gun-free zones are in actuality free crime zones”. Stricter gun laws won’t do anything except leave law abiding citizens with less defense options. In my opinion a law abiding citizen will less likely not break the law and own a handgun if they are banned, but a criminal will. If a person desires to rob a store or murder someone, he or she is not going to be worried about breaking a gun ordinance. Handgun bans remove an extremely valuable self-defense method from citizens. If guns are banned in the United States, then what will happen if someone breaks into your home? Most likely they will have a weapon, and if you call the police, they will already had a chance to kill you and taken all of your possessions by time the cops come. The best solution would be to defend yourself with a gun, but if this gun control law passes, if you shoot the burglar, you will probably be framed rather than the actual criminal because you had a gun and the thief did not. I think that a good solution to this gun problem would be to educate people on guns. In lot of schools, there are no classes teaching about gun safety. Another solution would be to not make guns available for people with certain mental conditions. Passing a law that bans guns is not only
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