Gun Control And Gun Ownership Essay

833 Words Oct 19th, 2015 4 Pages
According to the New York Times, in 2004, an average of about 81 people a day, were killed by guns in the United States. In today’s society, many people fear about getting robbed at gun point, finding themselves in a mass shooting or maybe even a getting hurt from a stray bullet. Many citizens think carrying a gun would help them be less of a target or by having one in their home they can protect their family from an intruder. Everyone has their own point of view on gun ownership whether it’s for a good reason or not. For example, children in the household could get a hold of the gun and accidentally hurt themselves or others. Another example is someone who has bad intentions could get hold of a gun and hurt other people. Lastly someone who is unaware on handling a handgun can seriously injury themselves or others around them.
The reason many people want to buy a gun is to protect themselves and their family from danger especially their young children. Everyone watches the news and they see stories like how a family got robbed at gun point in a quiet neighborhood, so people get scared and want to protect their family so some go out and buy a gun. Since many parents are working, many unsupervised children are very curious and like to grab things that they never seen before, for an example a gun. Almost every parent thinks that nothing could ever happen to their kids, but if a child is going around the house playing and exploring and happens to come across a gun they will…

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