Essay Guns And Gun Control Laws

1616 Words Dec 9th, 2015 null Page
One of the most controversial topics in the United States is the topic of guns and gun control. Guns today are used for a variety of things. Hunters and professional sharpshooters use guns for sport while many houses have a gun for the protection it may bring. Many see the need to ban or substantially decrease the amount of guns because of the actions of the few while they’re actually just a great source of protection, history, and sport. Gun laws take away the important feeling of safety and protection along with a basic right in the Constitution that has been given to the American public for centuries. The feeling of safety and protection are important to a community and a nation. Owning a gun allows one to have the safety the gun provides as well as a fighting chance against an armed robber or criminal. If gun control laws are placed, many people in the community would be denied a major component of safety as well as decreasing their chances of surviving an attack from local or international invaders. Guns are a useful way to physically and mentally protect family and friends. Self-defense during a robbery or break-in is crucial. In 2010 there were “230 justifiable homicides in which a private citizen used a firearm to kill a felon” (Gun 1). Although many more crimes happen, 230 people had a fighting chance of survival in a hostile situation. With stricter gun laws, the people that survived the break-ins, robberies, and shootings would have had an even more increased…

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