Why Do Gun Owners Have So Passionate Against Gun Control

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Gun control is an emotional topic and for good reason. People feel very strongly that they have the right to own guns and are passionate about not allowing that right to be taken from them. On the other side, there are people who have been or fear being a victim to gun violence. These people do not understand why gun owners are so passionate about keeping their guns. My personal opinion falls somewhere in the middle, because I believe people have the right to own a gun for hunting or personal protection, however, I believe there should be limits on what types of guns people can own. I also think there should be stricter regulations in regards to concealed carry licensing. The gun laws that are currently in place are part of the problem …show more content…
If guns are legally taken away from victims then violent crimes would increase, because criminals would not have to fear being shot by someone protecting themselves. They could break into homes and feel confident that they will be safe in committing whatever crime they choose, whether it is rape, robbery, or murder. People should have the right to defend themselves, their families, and their property. Suicides and crimes of passion are easy to commit when a gun is readily available, is another believe of the anti-gun advocates. They believe that if a gun was not available than these people would take more time to think things through and perhaps not commit the crime at all. Suicides are most commonly committed with a gun and this could actually save lives. Crimes of passion should also decrease when someone has to wait to be able to commit murder out of anger that they will calm down and not go through with it. Gun control will save lives and keep people from committing crimes that they will later …show more content…
People should have the right to protect themselves, their families, and their property, however there are guns that can be purchased that have no real purpose unless you are planning a mass shooting. Of course some people just purchase these because they believe they are cool. I agree that these should be illegal to sell. Gun control would be great, but I believe it is an impossible goal. In a perfect world we would be able to get control, or better yet never have invented such a violent weapon. It is too late for that now, guns are out there among our citizen, and I do not see anyway of regaining control of them. Any attempt would only take guns away from law abiding citizens not from the criminals. Stricter gun laws will not stop people from going into schools or movies theaters and shooting mass numbers of people. These people obviously have no issue with breaking laws, therefore laws will not stop them. The only thing that stops people who are killing people with guns, is a gun. Not the kind of world I want my children to grow up in, but I truly believe there is nothing we can do about

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