Persuasive Essay On Gun Control

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Gun control is not one issue, but many. To some people gun control is a crime issue, to others it is a rights issue. Gun control is a safety issue, an education issue, a racial issue, and a political issue, among others.
Why should citizens be allowed to have guns? Many people ask that question and many people wonder why is the question even asked when you are a responsible citizen and want to be able to protect yourself and your family as well as be able to enjoy hunting.
Many people question if a citizen should be allowed to have a gun, then is it reasonable to have a magazine limit? Though the questions are simple, the answer is a tough one when mass shootings are taking place, by irresponsible citizens. In American, a large group of people hunt. Obviously, it is much easier to hunt with a riffle then a bow and arrow, and taking away guns would severely limit hunting. Animals would be harder to kill, and when an animal was killed by an inexperienced hunter with a bow, it would have a longer death than if a rifle was available. Of course, the argument that meat can be bought at a store and that there is no need for hunting is reasonable but not in alignment with our beliefs as American. We believe in freedom and liberty, and if someone wants to hunt for their meat then let them. As Americans we do not want a country dependent on businesses to provide everything we need because we would be helpless if ever they withdrew their support. More than that, it has been proven that if people do not hunt animals such as deer, elk, etc. the animals will over populate and destroy forests and land along with killing themselves off. Guns are needed for hunting. There are laws passed regulating the ownership and use of firearms, and more legislation is being considered. Most of these laws restrict, to some degree, the rights of individuals to possess or use firearms. Some restrictions may be necessary, but, responsible citizens benefit with the right to own firearms. Attempts to keep firearms away from these citizens do more harm than good.
To begin with, what is a responsible citizen. A good definition of a responsible citizen is a law abiding citizen, with no felony record, must not abuse

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