The Pros And Cons Of Gun Control

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Gun control is perhaps one of the utmost controversial issues in this country, but seemingly not so strong in others. The debate has been present since before the bloody birth of the United States. It was, however, not as pressed then as it is now. There are several factors that contribute to this growing debate. Among such arguments include: the use of guns in self defense, civilian possession of machine guns and assault rifles, and the 2nd amendment's inclusion of the militia’s right to own guns to protect people and country if need be. An individual is entitled to their right to own guns, however, there should be strict regulations on guns and gun ownership. One of the greater reasons for anyone owning a firearm is self-defense. The general consensus is that: having a conceal-to-carry firearm, a firearm in one’s car, or even a firearm in one’s home tends make people feel safer even if they don’t have proper training in firearm use. Guns do just that, provide a sense of security in case there is ever an intruder or the off chance of an attack. The majority of people don’t agree with gun control laws because they feel it would intrude on their right to self-defense and take away any chance of security they could obtain from owning a firearm. The flaw in this argument is that guns are hardly ever used for self-defense. In 2012, there were only 259 justifiable homicides, cases where the judge ruled in self-defense, compared to a startling 8,342 gun-related homicides, an
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