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Firearms in America In America there are two strong sides that are for and against the owning of firearms. I will refer to the side that is for firearms as the pro-gun side and antigun side for those who oppose firearms. In this paper I will discuss how firearms affect our lives here in America. I will inform you what a firearm is and how they are used. I will discuss whether owning a firearm is ever morally permissible. I hope that by the end of this paper that you will be able make your own decision on this topic and join the side that you think is right. In this paper I would like to analyze how firearm affect our lives and if we should ban them completely or is we should only ban them a few certain types of firearms of if…show more content…
If you do not believe me that if the government ban assault rifles that people could still get them then just look at drugs they are illegal but people are still able to buy them and use them. One of the antigun side arguments is that we should out outlaw all assault rifles because they are automatic therefore they are too dangerous and could end up in the wrong hands. Pro-gun side say that if we start banning all assault rifles when does it stop next we will be banning pistols because they are automatic. The pro-gun side is using the “slippery slope agreement” stating that by banning one set of guns will eventually ban all guns. The antigun side making a “benefits argument” stating that if these guns were banned they could not end up in the wrong and less massacres would happen. The pro-gun side argues that the second amendment states that we have the right to bear arms. That if we were to ban guns that we would infringe our rights. The antigun gun side claims that by having limiting guns will not infringe on anyone’s right that it will only make our lives safer. They also say that assault rifles do not belong in civilian hands, that they belong only on the battlefields. These two arguments go back and forth all the time. This is mainly between republicans and democrats, both trying to gain some political advantage. I think
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