The following celebrities have stated his or her stance on gun control in the following quotes. Ted Nugent states, “To my mind [sic] it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death. How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness? How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic. (Buckeye Firearms Association 2009). Clint Eastwood also states, “I have a strict gun control policy: if there is a gun around, I want to be in control of it.” (Buckeye Firearms Association 2009). Finally, James Earl Jones was quoted as saying, “The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise [sic] they will win and the decent people will lose.” (Buckeye Firearms Association 2009). Are these quotes to be considered opinionated views? Perhaps, but each is logical and valid.
Should law-abiding citizens have the option to own and carry a gun for the use of self-defense? The answer is yes. While gun control advocates fight for stricter gun control laws; anti-gun control supporters believe that stricter gun control laws will limit and prohibit a citizen’s Constitutional right to “keep and bear arms”. There are enough extensive gun control laws already. Creating and passing stricter gun control laws would only make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to protect his or herself.
Guns are used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense (Gun Owners of America 2004). What is this organization and who are they to provide such a startling statistic? The Gun Owners of America is an organization created in 1975 and currently has 300,000 members. Gun Owners of America was founded, “to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners.” (Gun Owners of America 2004). With a statistic like that, what law-abiding citizen would not want to own a gun for self-defense? The Gun Owners of America (2004)... [continues]
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