Essay on The Importance of Fire Arms for the American People

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There have been people who are against guns for almost as long as they have been around. Although guns are necessary and part of the amendment some people think they should be banned. Guns are important because they provide instant protection to people before the police could every reach a crime. They are even important for sports because there is even an Olympic sport that revolves around firearms. Also hunting is increasing in popularity more than any other sport. Guns also play a huge role in our economy and if they were to be banned our economy would be critically damaged. Years ago gun sales had highs and lows but now they have been increasing more than ever. The reason is because the threat of guns being banned or heavily controlled…show more content…
Gun sales have increased from 9,138,123 in 1999 to 16,808,538 in 2012 (Williams). The sales of guns are very important to the economy because with gun sales also comes ammunition sales and with those two together in 2011 the US collected nearly 500,000,000 dollars (nssfnews). Because of the rise of the crime rate, women buying guns have increased significantly. If guns were made illegal it would damage the economy because the income of taxes would be around 500,000,000 less than it is and that would very bad. The people who are anti-gun think that guns don’t play as big of a role for our economy than they actually do. The manufacturers for firearms also create many jobs for people and are helping in unemployment because of this. The manufacturing and sales in the United States contribute significantly to the economy. Hunting is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. Hunting also can save people money because a single deer can feed a family of four for a couple of months, that family will not have to buy food for a couple of months, thus saving them money. Deer meat is also a very healthy and lean meat and it is even leaner than chicken. Firearms are also important for sports because there are a variety of sports in the Olympics that require guns. The popularity of shooting competitions has increased over the last few years and that includes men, women and children. When they practice shooting for competitions it allows people to learn how to handle

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