America 's Pervasive Gun Control Essay

1074 Words Apr 18th, 2016 null Page
Gun control. It is a topic that has been broadcasted on every news station, newspaper title and on every mouth of teachers and congressmen alike. There has been boycotts and even rallies to increases the support for gun control. The United States has 88.8 guns per 100 people, or about 270,000,000 guns, which is the highest total and per capita number in the world. 22% of Americans own one or more guns (35% of men and 12% of women). America 's pervasive gun culture stems in part from its colonial history, revolutionary roots, frontier expansion, and the Second Amendment, which states: "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Because of the law to increase gun control in the US, a big division has formed between the people. Proponents of more gun control laws state that the Second Amendment was intended for militias; that gun violence would be reduced; that gun restrictions have always existed; and that a majority of Americans, including gun owners, support new gun restrictions. Opponents say that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to own guns; that guns are needed for self-defense from threats ranging from local criminals to foreign invaders; and that gun ownership deters crime rather than causes more crime. In my opinion, I believe there should be more restrictions on gun control. With more restrictions on Gun, there can be fewer possibilities in…

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