Gun Control: A Controversial Issue for Years

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Gun control has been a controversial issue for years. A vast majority of citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it would quickly reduce the threat of crime. Many innocent people feel they have the right to bear arms for protection, or even for the pleasure of hunting. These people are penalized for protecting their lives, or even for enjoying a common, innocent sport. To enforce gun control throughout the nation means violating a person’s Constitutional rights. Although some people feel that the issue of gun control will limit crime, the issue should not exist due to the fact that guns are necessary for self defense against crime, and by enforcing gun control is violating a citizens second amendment right to bear arms An estimated Ten-thousand people die a year in a handgun related incidents in the United States. This number, by far, outweighs those gun related deaths in countries in other countries which have significantly lower totals. What is the reason for such drastic differences in numbers? The other countries have stricter gun control laws and they require bare arm safety courses. These laws have a direct relationship to the number of gun deaths which occur each year from country to country. Perhaps if the U.S. would adopt some of those laws the number of deaths would drop accordingly.

I am in the middle about this issue I believe better education on the use of guns is necessary. I look at what happen here in the USA in such cases as Virginia Tech, Columbine, and other instances where gun control needs to be seriously considered. On the other hand there are many people who are not a threat and should be allowed to have guns. People of the U.S. aren't as rigidly regulated by gun laws compared to other countries in some instances that could be okay other people should actually have psychological test. In the United States it takes anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks to get a permit to carry a handgun. However,...
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