Argumentative Essay: The Effects Of Gun Control

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The effects of gun control I feel could be very dangerous. Taking away the right to bear arms could endanger defenseless families when an armed criminal breaks into their house. Taking firearms off of the legal market doesn’t mean that they still won’t be bought and sold illegally. An example of something that is illegal but widely bought and sold would be drugs. They are highly illegal but the demand for them is through the roof. So then, when the common law abiding citizen cannot buy a firearm for self and home defense, a criminal/murderer can just buy a black-market gun and barge into any house without a worry in the world. I feel the effects of banning guns could leave innocent citizens defenseless against armed criminals. I can see the good intention that goes along with the want to ban guns but realistically they just aren’t going to completely disappear. I don’t think that taking away guns from the people with good intentions, leaving them defenseless, and giving the people with the intent to kill the tools to do so. Somebody with the intent to kill isn’t going to think twice about purchasing a firearm illegally. In Australia, they made their citizens give up their personal firearms to the government to be destroyed. Since then, homicides went up 3.2 percent, assaults …show more content…
11,078 of those deaths were homicides, which means that 20,594 of these deaths were accidental, or suicides. Obesity kills over 400,000 people every year. Things associated with obesity such as heart disease and diabetes cause about half of those deaths. The other half of those deaths is caused from being physically inactive for very extended periods of time. Even though there are far more people dying from obesity nobody is going to ban food because it is not the food that is killing the people. I feel that banning firearms could have negative affects on America by leaving law-abiding citizens defenseless against armed

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