Essay on Two Extreme Views on Gun Control
Here I focus on the two most extreme views of gun control in this document and then add in my own …show more content…
Weapons are tools, but good decent people should be allowed to protect themselves from whatever they like. “The gun itself is merely a tool. The problem is not with the gun, it is with the people who use guns irresponsibly,” Bowman states (Bowman 2). It’s obvious that the problem with gun violence in America isn’t with the guns, other than the large amounts, it’s with the culture. The overall amount of guns in America inflates the stat that makes it seem that America is the most violent country in the Western world (Babcock). Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Not all people who own guns are criminals, I know some of this people personally. Like for instance my father, my grandfather, and my father’s friends. This has good intentions but lacks providing protection to the general public against unpredictable situations.
Would no gun control laws reduce gun violence in America? I don’t think so, I think the biggest problem with gun violence in America is the people. So allowing more people to own guns without checks and regulations seems pretty unwise. However, the simple fact that citizens in the Washington, D.C., can’t owe a handgun seems way too unfair to the law-abiding people in that city. (Bowman 2) This is why there must be another extreme view, because there are