Every year in the United States hundreds of people die from gun related deaths. The fact that this happens is sad and pathetic. Another result of the lack of gun control in our country has criminals running free and gangs running and controlling our inner cities. Nevertheless, there are many things that the United States can do as a nation that would increase gun control laws. If the United States just made certain types of guns illegal and made the age to own a gun a little higher the outcome would be huge. For some reason certain types of people want less gun control and this only brings more problems to our country. They do not have the right type of thinking for this situation. Although many people say the less gun control the better, they are proven wrong because of all the unlicensed guns circulating around and all the trouble they cause, the way it tears families apart and makes teens more likely to turn to trouble, and the fact that it is the number one way people are murdered.
On the other hand, many people believe that they should own as many guns as they want. People have the right to protect their families and there is no better way to do that than with a firearm. If an intruder breaks into a persons house how else would they protect themselves? Also, the second amendment states that every citizen has the right to own a gun to protect themselves and to keep the government from becoming a dictatorship. The United States has many gun control laws as well but we as a nation are just not keeping them very well. Experts say that about “20,000 gun control laws at the federal, state and local levels deal with the sale, distribution and use of firearms in the U.S. ” (Kleck). This is most likely far more than we actually need. People also do many outdoor and recreational activities with firearms as well. Making more laws that wound hinder these activities would make many people outraged.
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