Gun Control Is Not The Solution Essay

1304 Words May 12th, 2016 6 Pages
Gun Control is Not the Solution Increased Gun Control in the United States is absurd, useless, and unnecessary. In order to increase safety all throughout the United States time and effort must not be spent towards limiting gun owners of their rights. The tragic rash of school, religious, and workplace shootings has turned up the heat on the public conversation about guns. In nearly all of these cases gun laws would not have stopped the shooters from obtaining a firearm. This proves how increased gun control will not be the answer to end violent shootings. If someone was to break into your home, chances are that calling 911 will not save you. Self-defense techniques do not provide adequate protection against an armed attacker, so the only safe way to defend yourself from a distance is with a firearm. People of the United States have the right to own guns to defend themselves from intruders. Many of the people that will be affected by increased gun control are hunters and sportsmen. These hunters use long guns in order to provide food for their family. Increased gun control would affect owners of a long gun, however only 3% of murders every year are done with a long gun (, header #3). Why take away guns from law-abiding citizens and force them to change their everyday lifestyles? Gun Control laws haven’t reduced violence in other countries. In the country of Russia, where handguns are completely banned, the murder rate is much higher than that of…

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