Gun Control Essay

1909 Words May 1st, 2013 8 Pages
Victoria Kyllo
Patrick Chambers
English 101
9 April 2013
Position Paper Does the United States need more stringent gun control? This is a question that has been sparking nationwide in America. Gun control is simply defined as a regulation of selling, owning, and use of guns. This debate has many arguments saying that the U.S should have stricter gun laws to prevent fewer crimes or some even say to abolish the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and others argue that the U.S does not need any more laws to strict guns away from U.S citizens (Sowell). People for more gun control laws feel that the government needs to take action by doing better background checks, ban weapons such as assault rifles, handguns, and
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There is no need to repeal the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution; U.S citizens have the right to keep a firearm in their household for whatever reason need be (GunCite). The point that does not make sense is to ban handguns; a handgun is a smaller version of a firearm with less ammunition capacity, it seems to be the perfect weapon to use in a self-defense situation. In conclusion, does the United States need more stringent gun control? It is very hard to predict how many lives will be saved, either in situation involving firearms, vehicles, or drugs. If stricter gun laws need to be passed than the only laws that really need to be enforced are increased background checks, banning of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition. There is no need to prohibit the Second Amendment of the U.S Constitution. It was billed for a reason and the main reason is for protection against crime. As shown in the statistics above, 67% said yes they own a gun for protection, 66% said yes for target shooting, and 58% said yes for hunting (Agresti and Smith). If the Second Amendment is prohibited then there will be an even bigger issue to debate over again. Banning handguns is also a meaningless attribution. How are people going to defend themselves if

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