The Pros And Cons Of Banning Handguns

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Many handguns can be easily gotten, which makes it the weapon of choice for people who choose to use them for self-defense. On the other hand, handguns are also the weapon of choice for criminals. Many of the crimes that involve guns are committed with the use of a handgun; this is a serious problem in America today. However, banning handguns fails to protect people because the laws are ineffective, banning handguns prevents people from an effective means of self-defense, and the laws do not solve the real problem, which is the gun owner.

In this society obtaining a handgun is fairly simple, so they have become the top choice of weapon for people who choose to use them for self-defense. They are also the weapon of choice for most
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There are people that complete training, that are responsible, and follow every rule in order to obtain a handgun for self protection, however, gun ban rips away that option of self defense to that individual. John Stossel (2008), who is a journalist and reporter for Fox News Channel, explains that when a laws is set against guns in reality they are setting laws against self-defense. When handguns are banned the problem isn’t solved, in the contrary, it created a bigger issue. It prevents citizens from getting a gun to defend themselves. Criminals will always find ways to get guns and banning handguns will certainly not stop them. John Stossel does make a good point when he states that having laws against guns is also restricting self defense on people. Taking away the ability to buy handguns leaves citizens with less self-defense options. This raises a much bigger and serious problem, leaving people vulnerable by taking away their right to self defense and Stossel (2008) is correct to say that gun bans preventing citizens from using guns in self-defense, and giving criminals a much bigger advantage. It is naive to think that banning handguns will keep a criminal from breaking the law. He or she will not be worried about breaking the law to obtain a handgun and commit a crime. Needless to say, handgun bans take away an extremely important method of self defense for the people, which leaves them very vulnerable. It’s clear that by banning guns we are without a doubt missing the real

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