Essay about Do Guns Defend Or Kill?

701 Words Dec 10th, 2015 3 Pages
Do Guns Defend or Kill? More than thirty people are shot and murdered each day (Mayors Against Illegal Guns). More than 30 000 people are killed by firearms each year in the United States of America (Mayors Against Illegal Guns). The mass shooting and incidents by firearms have become common place in the United States, where there are almost as many weapons as people (Mayors Against Illegal Guns). Even though a homicide with firearm is the second leading cause of death among young people, this fact is not enough for the American government to change the law of owning and bearing arms. To decrease the percentage of the tragic incidents with firearms, the law of owning and bearing arms should be enforced. For the American people, freedom in all its meanings, including the freedom of gun owning, is considered as one of the foundation of the existence of the United States. This is why any attempt to limit gun ownership is perceived as an attempt to correct the foundation of the United States of America. The reason why Americans do not want to give up their guns is in their origins. The firearms have been possessed even by the early American colonists. The ability to shoot was a vital skill. It enables them to defend their families from enemies. Despite the fact that the most of Americans are not in danger nowadays, in contrast to their ancestors, they believe the right to own weapons is their historical heritage. Therefore, the American people don’t want to renounce…

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