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Gun Control in America
Gun control recently has become a more serious problem in the eyes of the government. It is true that guns kill people, but so do bombs and car crashes. Guns do not shoot themselves, someone has pull the trigger. The problem with guns is not that they exist, but that people have started to misuse them more and more. Taking away guns would cause more problems than keeping them would. Guns are not just used for harming people, hunting also requires guns. Hunting is a very popular hobby in America and taking them away would cause a massive uproar. The second amendment states that we have the right to bear arms, by taking guns away the government would be taking away one our basic human rights. Also, guns are misused by criminals; these people will just find a new way to hurt others if the guns are taken away. I do not believe guns should be taken away from us, rather there should be stricter laws on who can buy guns.

Guns are only seen as bad negative things that need to be banned, but people seem to forget that guns were first invented to protect ourselves from enemies. Now just because people want to use them for bad reasons, the government wants to take them away from everyone. By taking them away however, you are also taking away some peoples hobby. Hunting requires guns and is a very popular hobby. Over 12.5 million people in this country hunt ("Hunting"). That means if the government takes away guns from over 12 million people. That would not go over well with the people who like to hunt. Hunters also do not just use guns to hunt animals, Gary Lewis an avid hunter and outdoors man said "I thought about my dad teaching me how to shoot a .22 rifle. I thought about the dark, lonely night when the presence of a gun kept me safe when there was no one else to come to my aid. Then I thought about the men and women who have paid with their lives to earn and keep freedom for our republic." He sees guns as a way to protect our country and to...
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