Essay about Crimes And Guns Seem Go Together Like Cheese, And Crackers

1014 Words Dec 13th, 2015 5 Pages
Crimes and guns seem to go together like cheese, and crackers. In America there is a law called the 2nd amendment that 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." This allow any American the right to bear arms to help protect themselves, but do they ever wonder why, why, why? Where as in the United Kingdom after the 1997 Dunblane massacre the UK made it illegal to obtain a gun without a shotgun license. So should the Americans follow our footsteps?
There are two sides to gun control, one shown by Firmin Debrander a writer for the New York Times states “Guns pose a monumental challenge to freedom, and particular, the liberty that is the hallmark of any democracy worthy of the name” This is him making clear that if everyone had a weapon then everyone would be afraid to do anything. The other side is that if guns are banned then the people have no way to protect themselves. Both sides have bery good points but allowing every home to be armed has had consequences such as the 16,272 murder committed by firearms maybe if all Americans knew these figures they would think more about buying guns, because if the United States government took a leaf out of the UK book they would see that there were only 39 killed by weapons. Although this is still very upsetting for the people involved it a lot less deaths.
Most gun crimes are committed by felons with an average of 11 crimes…

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