The Issue Of Gun Control Essay

1209 Words May 17th, 2016 5 Pages
Gun control has been a debate and issue since 1963, and is usually followed by a mass shooting. According to procon.org, “22% of Americans own one or more guns (35% men, 12% women).” I oppose gun control laws because of our individual right to protection, the false circulating gun facts, and other reasonable solutions that can be implemented for safety. Removing guns wouldn’t bring peace and less murders but bring more chaos because people’s right to own one are being taken away from them. Not having a gun, by no means, guarantees your safety but increases more danger than the eye meets. Many who are pro-gun control believe guns from the U.S. reduces the number of suicides that occur every day (7). According to a CDC statistic, “Between 1999 and 2013 there were 270,237 firearm suicides in the United States, accounting for about 52% of all suicides during those years” (7). This supports the claim that removing these guns would automatically change the thinking of whether a person wants to live (9). Psychologically, guns may make it easier or tempt the suicidal to take their own life. Nonetheless, if the opportunity is given many may take it. In addition, many people do not desire the feeling of pain when one is dying so the fastest solution would be a weapon that is used easily and quick, a gun. Americans who oppose of gun control disagree with the statement less suicides will occur (10). According to gunpolicy.org, “Lithuania has one of the lowest gun ownership rates…

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