The Issue of Gun Control Essay

2288 Words Apr 24th, 2011 10 Pages
What is worse, guns or people that own them? Many people are asking this question, and the answer is neither. Guns are generally used for hunting or defense and are owned by great people. Also, some bad people do happen to own guns (often illegally) and they do bad things with them. But if they did not have a gun, they would use a knife or a bat, guns are just tools. The right for people to bear arms should not be taken away because it is a second amendment right, and when respected and used properly, they are not a danger. So let us talk about who owns guns and why. As of the year 2009 there are 307 million people living in the United States, and as of 2010 300 million of them own guns 100 million of those are handguns. Based on …show more content…
(Bovard, 2002) The notion that guns are evil is one of the most dishonest and hypocritical argument of the left. Rosie O’Donnell once ranted and raved about banning guns, then employed an armed bodyguard for her children. That should have given any smart person cause to distrust the anti-gun crowd. “Whether or not my family is in need of armed guards,” she told People magazine, “that doesn’t change my position on gun control.” Ironically, Rosie said that she and her children needed protection because of threats made against her as a result of her outspoken stance on gun control. In other words, if she and her children are threatened, then they should be protected with guns, but if you and your family are threatened, you should not be allowed access to guns. Is that nice or what. (Valentine, 1997-2011) The people out there that are all for gun control start with the basic premise that guns are bad and you should not have them in your house because they are dangerous. All the statistics and facts say they exact opposite, and those facts alone should be good enough to blow any anti-gun argument out of the water, but there’s more. According to the National Crime Victimization Surveys, people who use guns to defend themselves are less likely to be attacked or injured than people who use the other methods to protect or do not