The United States has 120.5 guns per 100 people or about 393,347,000 guns. 22% of Americans own one or more guns, 35% are men and 12% are women. One reason people agree others should be able to bare guns is because of the second amendment stating “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” People who agree with this say that gun violence would be reduced; that gun restrictions have always existed; and that a majority of Americans, including gun owners, support new gun restrictions.
Opponents say the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to own guns. Some also say that guns are needed for self-defense from threats ranging from local criminals to foreign invaders, and that gun ownership deters crime rather than causes more crime. A study in Applied Economics Letters found that “assault weapons bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level” and “states with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murders.”
If we are able to control who has the guns and why it’s important for those who have guns to be properly certified we are able to protect those who either do or do not believe that others should be able to carry a weapon.Tags: Judge Memorial Catholic High School
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