The Power Of Gun Control In The United States

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Gun control. Two words that have been fought and debated over for hundreds of years. Two words that have caused war in countries around the world. Two words that Communist and Dictatorship parties have used to disarm their own people and others for total control. Now, the United States is facing the same problem more than ever. In this twenty first century, the United States government is try everything they got in their arsenal to win the battle for gun control. The ones who are doing the fighting are the Democrats vs. the Republicans. Our only hope is that the Republicans will win the war for the people who are pro-gun. If the Democrats and the anti-gunnists would win, the nation’s gun control would be so strict; civil war would descend upon …show more content…
“ A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” (Pro Con 1). Twenty seven words that make up the second amendment. Today in America every year, 2.5 million times are guns used for self-defense (Pro Con 3). Guns are used all across the United States for self-defense in big cities and in rural areas. Gun ownership is the main reason that deters crime (Pro Con 2). For the last couple of years, gun control has become a major issue. People here that thousands and thousands of people die every year from crime in the United States, well a big percent of those deaths are gang banger related crimes. That is why people are trying to force gun control. Law abiding citizens are the only ones that obey the law, not criminals (Pro Con …show more content…
From 1999 to 2013, four hundred and sixty four thousand gun deaths were recorded (Pro Con 2). Well, what they don’t know is a big majority of those deaths were gang crime related deaths. Two hundred and seventy thousand people committed suicide with a gun from 1999 to 2013 (Pro Con 3). When it comes to suicide, it is free game. Anyone can use anything to perform suicide, from bleach to drugs to jumping off a building. It is not all the guns fault. “Of the twenty nine million crimes committed between 2007 and 2011, zero point seventy nine percent of victims protected themselves with the use of a firearm” (Pro Con 2). What about all the baseball bats, knives, crow bars, rolling pins, and other items people used to defend themselves. All those items play a big part in self-defense along with

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