Carry: Should We Have Guns In America?

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“President John E Kennedy, senator Robert F Kennedy and Martin Luther King jr were all assassinated with guns”(clarke). Do you think maybe we should be more strict with people who purchase guns? America should have stricter background checks on people who acquire a gun, because it will reduce violence and it will help us americans feel safe. Guns are very dangerous and everyone can easily get one. Guns are not toys and we shouldn’t sell them like they are. Goldberg stated that “ people themselves would understand that having guns around puts them in more danger.” “It took 5 years for congress to pass the gun control act of 1968” (clarke). My question is why did it take 5 years to make a law that is very important to America. There has been …show more content…

According to Adubato steve he stated that in the 2011 gallup poll, 47 percent of American adults keep at least one gun at home or on their property. There are millions of guns being handed out everyday, but do we know who are the ones who are buying them. There are an estimated 280 million to 300 million guns in private hands in america (goldberg). Many legally owned, many not (goldberg). “Today the number of concealed-carry permits is the highest it’s ever been, at 8 million, and the homicide rate is the lowest it’s been in four decades” (goldberg). “People who seek to obtain permits are likely to be people who respect the law”(goldberg). According to John Lott, an economist and gun-rights advocate who maintains that gun ownership by law-abiding citizens help curtail crime, the crime rate among concealed-carry permit holders is lower than the crime rate among police officers” (goldberg).Goldberg stated that “Guns are responsible for roughly 30,000 deaths a year in America; more than half of those deaths are suicides. In 2010, 606 people, 62 of them children younger than 15, died in accidental shooting”. Background checks, which are conducted by licensed guns shops, have stopped almost 1 million people from buying guns at these stores since 1998 (Goldberg). James Martin stated a good point which is “ Guns don’t kill people, people do.” I personally disagree with that because if people wouldn’t have guns they wouldn’t kill. James Martin also thinks the same thing he stated “ Of course people kill people; just as people also procure abortions, decide on euthanasia and administer the death penalty. Human beings are agents in these matters. The question is not so much how lives are ended, but how to make it more difficult to end lives,”and as clarke says “if the american people are to confront this scourge in any meaningful way, then they must change. The constitution must change. The american

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