The Issue Of Gun Control Essay

1389 Words Jul 11th, 2016 null Page
"Blood is everywhere. I do not see the gun. I have him down. ... I need help now" (Ohlheiser). These are words no one should ever have to hear. It is no wonder why so many people want to see gun rights abolished. It is an understandable response to a powerless situation. However, it is not the answer. Guns save lives and someone who is in the right place at the right time could potentially prevent a parent or family member from ever having to hear those deathly words.
So it would seems that due to the number of school shootings and shootings in general, talk of banning guns has erupted. There are already many laws on the books that regulate gun ownership. However, criminals need not worry about guns being banned, as the black market has no such regulations and will sell to anyone with the cash to purchase guns. There is already an entire government agency dedicated to the recovery of illegally obtained firearms yet, criminals still obtain access to guns. How will and outright ban on guns change this?
Banning guns is not only unconstitutional, it is an ineffective strategy to combat gun violence. There is nothing preventing anyone from going to any public place and start shooting. There are simply not enough police officers to protect everyone at all times and prevent shootings. If the government takes away gun rights from lawful citizens, there will only be more casualties in the event of a shooting. Guns should be permitted to be carried in gun free zones by persons of…

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