The National Crime Victimization Survey

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man pointed a gun at the boy, the boy shot the man. Who knows what could have happened if this boy didn’t have a gun. Him and all three of his young siblings could have been shot and killed. Guns save lives, and in a nation that already has more than 200 million guns, gun control does little other than make the work of rapists, robbers, murderers and psychos easier. When faced with gun control laws, the law abiding citizen has no choice other than to disarm or become an outlaw, but people with bad intentions are faced with no such moral dilemma. On some level, even diehard advocates of gun control know this, which is why they want people with guns defending them. Our police aren 't going to disarm, the military isn 't going to try to fight…show more content…
Less than one percent of licensed firearm holders have had their permits revoked due to misdemeanors. So, what happens when the bad man with the gun is right there and the military, the police, and the President 's Secret Service aren 't on the scene? Then having a gun may be the difference between living or dying, between being raped or being okay, between saving your children or watching them die. The debate over gun control in the United States has waxed and waned over the years, stirred by a series of mass killings by gunmen in civilian settings. In particular, the killing of twenty schoolchildren in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012 fueled a national discussion over gun laws and calls by the Obama administration to limit the availability of military-style weapons. However, compromise legislation that would have banned semiautomatic assault weapons and expanded background checks was defeated in the Senate in 2013, despite extensive public support. Gun control advocates sought to rekindle the debate following the shooting deaths of nine people at a South Carolina church in June 2015. These advocates highlight the stricter gun laws and lower incidents of gun violence in several other democracies, like Japan and Australia, but many others say this correlation proves little. It is a fact that countries with the strictest gun-control laws also tend to have the highest homicide rates. In Canada around 1920, before there was any form of gun
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