One of the large concerns of the American people is gun control and whether or not we should continue with the same level of freedom or make more strict laws. Guns should only be legal to a certain extent. Some say that we should take away guns altogether, This is not the correct way to go about correcting any problem, if no one was allowed to buy guns they would still be bought and sold like drugs and there would be even less regulation and more violence would occur because people would kill to get a gun. As of the moment pretty much anyone can go into a Walmart and buy a gun, not just a handgun but a wide variety of semiautomatic weapons, this is just asking for trouble.
The correct way to regulate guns is to limit a number of guns slightly, heavy background checks and for concealed weapons, the gun must be registered with your name and a picture of you on a public forum based on your geographic location. In recent year gun sales have skyrocketed now there are more than 300 million guns in private ownership. Think, if this number was lower wouldn’t the murder rate be lower. Admittedly this will not stop mass shootings, not a single one. But it will prevent the common criminal from making a snap decision to shoot someone. There is no way to stop mass shootings, even if guns were illegal there will always be a way to get one and a crazy person will not be deterred by a law. However shooting crime in places like Chicago, NYC, and Detroit will go down because there will be no snap decisions to shoot someone. If we as a nation restrict who gets a gun we can stop the large amounts of crime.
Some may say “oh it’s our right to own a gun it’s the second amendment” well the amendments also say that we have the right to change the amendments. And we should, for our country’s sake. We can’t go on having kids make stupid decisions like shooting someone. By amending the second amendment we can prevent thousands of deaths each year, and who knows maybe one of the kids not killed by gun violence will grow up to be the next president.
Another thing gun rights activists tend to argue is that if there are no guns people will just stab each other. That is dead wrong, it is much easier to shoot a person than stab a person because it is less personal and the common criminal isn’t a bloodthirsty monster, most shooting crimes are spur of the moment decisions that are made, stabbing is a more personal thing, it’s closer and you have to look into the other person’s eyes as the life leaves them. A gun is point-and-shoot, nothing personal about it just another drop in the pond. By taking away guns we prevent the common criminal from making life-ending decisions.
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