Why Guns Should Not Be Legalized

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When you hear the names Jovan Belcher, George Zimmerman, and Anthony Pirone what’s the first thing you think about? Well if you know the history behind these men and what they did, then you would answer that they all committed murders with the use of a weapon. But not just any weapon; a gun in specific. The authors of “themselves” stated that there are “up to 64% of reported defensive gun use cases where guns were carried or used illegally”.1 If that doesn’t shock you then maybe the fact that according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually”1. These are just a few of the copious amount of instances where guns are the cause of…show more content…
Thomas Lucente argues that even if the 2nd amendment was abolished and it was illegal to carry guns around, people would do it regardless because “it will have no effect on my God-given natural right to keep and bear arms” (3) He says that the guns aren’t for self-defense or for hunting, or for fun, but more for defense towards the government. This is why the amendment was made in the first place, because the government was being oppressive and the Framers thought they needed extra protection. He also brings up how there was a 10 year period where there was a ban on weapons that had no efficient outcome. During these 10 years the Columbine shooting occurred, Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people and wounded 17 with a gun, and a plethora of other disastrous altercations. Although Thomas does bring up a valid point and his support in his claim is adequate it does not go against the fact that gun bring nothing but destruction. There are not many instances where the use of guns resulted in something positive, and I mean no bloodshed, no injuries, no future problem, or any other negative situation. Even though the 10 year period didn’t work out as planned it was still a good stepping stone to a safer
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