Gun control has a long history and is a very controversial topic. The two main parties, of course, being democrats and republicans have very strong opposing views on whether there should be gun control laws. There are also a lot of stated reasons behind people’s beliefs.
The reasons why many believe in gun control are for the safety of people. Some examples being to reduce suicide rates, to prevent women from being abused, reduce accidental deaths due to guns, to reduce the access of guns from criminals, just to name a few.
On the contrary, many believe that it is our right to be able to access guns (the second amendment), gun control laws would prevent people from being able to protect themselves from “foreign invaders.” They express that few deaths are from guns and that gun control laws give too much power to the government.
Also just to name a few. Frankly, I think that guns have ultimately done more bad than good. The wrong people are able to access them and in many cases, guns are not necessary. Especially the argument of being able to protect oneself from “foreign invaders.” I believe is just a bad argument. What is the likelihood that a foreign invader is going to attack you directly let alone anyone? I understand why people want to be able to have the freedom of owning a gun but given gun history it is concerning.