Gun Control

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Qi Lan Lin
Professor Joy
English 68
27 January 2013
Gun Control
Arthur Kellerman, a professor of emergency medicine and public health at Emory University. He wrote “Guns For Safety? Dream On, Scalia.” on June 28, 2008 in the Washington Post. He claims people can keep loaded handguns in their houses legally, but does not mean they should do that. Many journals and researches point out that the dangers to keep loaded guns in house are more outweighed than the benefits. Kellerman reports if people keep loaded guns at home, the guns may be easily taken by inquisitive children, mad spouses or sad teenagers. According to a research in three cities of America, guns keep in the house are more easily to be involved in the death or injury of family members than in the killing or wounding of evil people in self-defense. Kellerman writes more guns are lost to burglary or theft than are used to protect people or possessions. He summarizes people should think about gun control. That is more essential than Scalia’s idea.

People are concerned about gun control since the Second Amendment has written. The Second Amendment is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. It was ratified in 1791. People who came from Europe, then immigrated to the North American relied on the weapons to settle down in this land. Surrounded by beast and Indian indigenous, weapons became a tool to protect the Lin 2

safety of Europeans. Since then, thirteen states of North America were formed gradually. However, without standard government troops, states relied on militia for self-defense. The governments of states involved in the management of weapons gradually. Some governments even punished their residents without weapons. The militia influence expanded further with the War of Independence broke out. They had fought with British army for eight years, and won the War of Independence...
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