The issue of gun control has come up recently as an important decision opportunity for our country. Many people are asking whether guns really are the helpful tool that many of us have been saying they are, or if they are the killing machines as they have recently been publicized as. In views of many Americans, guns are a helper in a time of crisis when help is too far away, or unwilling to come. Rather than put more restrictions on guns and gun owners, we should maintain the ability to protect ourselves and our fellow Americans through the use of firearms.
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S. civilians use guns to defend themselves and others from crime at least 989,883 times per year.Citizens who are already following the law would only say that everyone buying a gun is an upstanding individual . In essence, law-abiding citizens will be jumping through hoops in order to get a gun to protect themselves with and the criminals will continue to get their guns through illegal venues as they always have. Background checks would only cause tedious paperwork for those individuals who do not have their mind set on murdering children.
However, publicly displaying the way we feel about these criminals through the social media and by speaking out may have an influence that we may not be aware of. The public opinion means more than we know to criminals they are always looking for attention if they can grab some and cause people to be infuriated by their actions then they have achieved their ultimate goal.An off-duty deputy sheriff in San Antonio that was faced with a similar situation to the Sandy Hook tragedy, however, they shot the perpetrator dead before dozens of innocent civilians could be murdered. According toÂ FBI statistics, 46,313 Americans were murdered with firearms during the time period of 2007 to 2011. To put this death-toll into perspective, this translates to an average of 9,263 murders per year, or twenty-five murders per day. When we look at this average death toll in relation to the Sandy Hook Shootingâ€”a nationally shocking tragedyâ€”we see that a Sandy Hook sized tragedy happens every day, yet nobody covers it.
Gun control has always been a part of the 2nd Amendment in the United States Of America. The 2nd Amendment is about the right to bear arms, the right we have as American citizens to carry a firearm as protection. Though guns have been used incorrectly in past and recent events such a school shootings, these instances cannot stop us from â€œsecuring an individual right to have guns for personal protectionâ€ as the 2nd Amendment so clearly states that we are allowed. A study conducted at Harvard University discovered that nations that have more guns tend to have less crime.This is the exact opposite of what the mainstream media would have us believe, but it makes sense.Â The reality is that criminals really donâ€™t want to get shot.Â When they pass strict gun control laws, they take the fear of getting shot away and criminals tend to flourish.Â Just look at what is going on in America today.Â The places with the highest crime rates are the major cities where strict gun control laws have been passed. Showing those criminals how they are viewed by pointing a gun back at them causes them to quaver in their choice to wreak havoc.
As gun control is such a controversial topic that leads to arguments of whether it should be legalized or not, the idea that we would not be able to defend ourselves should the need arise is a horrific nightmare and almost a terrible reality. Legalizing gun control will only...