"The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose." - James Earl Jones
To take away firearms would mean leaving law abiding citizens defenseless in a life or death situation. If you were to take the hundreds of millions of legally obtained guns away from the citizens of the United States, and proceed to stop selling firearms in stores, the only people that would be left with guns would be the criminals that illegally obtained them, and law enforcement. We call the police because they have firearms, not because they have pens to write down what already happened to us. If the police use guns to come protect citizens, why can’t the citizens themselves have guns? Sometimes the police won’t be able to come to your aid in time, and you owning a gun may be the only way to protect you and your loved ones. Owning a firearm is a right that all American citizens should retain. Home owners need a way to protect themselves and their property from criminals. Banning firearms would only leave law abiding citizens defenseless.
Banning firearms in the United States may lower gun related violence, but that doesn’t mean crime itself will go down. Both the United Kingdom and Australia currently have very strict gun laws in place. These laws were issued in 1997, but since then violent crimes have only increased. The amount of crimes committed in 1997 for England and Whales is around 5,000,000. The amount of crimes committed in 2005 for England and Whales is about 6,000,000. These statistics show that even if you put strict firearm laws in to effect, that doesn’t mean crime, will go down. For England, Whales and Australia, crime only seemed to increase.
Many citizens in the United States feel that guns are to blame for fire arm related deaths, not people, and to ban guns would lower deaths. However, many other citizens feel that people are to blame,...