Persuasive Essay On Gun Laws

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Guns are a cost-benefit ratio along with everything else in this world. Guns don’t fire by themselves, so why do we need to outlaw guns when the gun doesn’t pull its own trigger? Instead, we need to work with the people using them. Gun laws are to keep people that aren’t supposed to have guns from getting guns and they are also in place to protect the people who have guns and give them the right to bear arms. Studies show that gun ownership has increased incredibly while at the same time crime has decreased to historic lows The second amendment says people have the right to bear arms and they can’t be taken away. Alex Jones once stated that the second amendment is there to protect us from tyrannical government ad street thugs, not from duck hunting ("Should More Gun Laws Be Enacted"). In the state of Minnesota, a permit is needed to purchase handguns only, rifles and shotguns are not required to have a permit and you only need a permit to carry for handguns. Also in Minnesota you have to be 21 years of age to buy a handgun and 18 years of age to purchase a shotgun or rifle and no permit is required to possess any guns. It is not required to have the owners of the guns licensed or have your guns registered for anyone. A backround check is done at your big name gun dealers and your licensed gun dealers because of the Gun Control Act of 1968, but private dealers are not required to do a backround check on people through private sales at homes or in non licensed gun shows. This

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