Should Gun Laws Be Legal? Essay

1013 Words Jan 15th, 2016 null Page
Right to Carry and Protect The United States has some of the most relaxed gun laws in the developed world. There are not many countries in the world where an adult can walk into a store and walk out with a firearm and bullets to match. Gun ownership has become increasingly popular as crime and outdoor recreation have become more prevalent in American society. Whether or not a person truly needs a gun to protect himself remains the question with many lawmakers. Many pro-gun lobbyists, though, use the second amendment as a shield to deflect anti-gun laws they deem unconstitutional in order to keep firearms legal in the Free World. Recently politicians have tried a new strategy to fight the war on guns by limiting bans to certain types of weapons and trying to place high taxes on ammunition. Carrying a firearm with a permit should be legal in America in order for citizens to protect themselves and their families. Critics of the pro-gun movement claim that the more firearms in circulation the higher chance for gun related violence. Alan M. Ruben, a physician in Wheeling, West Virginia, states, “More guns just mean more gun crime and deaths. After all, firearm injuries are the second leading cause of injury death in the United States, and the rate of gun-related deaths among US children under the age of fifteen is nearly twelve times higher than that among children in twenty-five other industrialized nations combined” (Ruben). Gun violence has gained a lot of attention…

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