Less Gun Control in America
Today in America there is a huge debate going on. Do we as Americans have the right to carry a fire arm, in our car, in our purse, or even on ourselves? Should they only be allowed in our homes? Who, if anyone should be allowed to own a gun? What will happen to the crime and death rates if laws are changed? There are many different opinions on this matter. In reality, allowing more people to own and carry firearms will decrease the crime and death rates. Many people in America today, see guns as evil; that they are only used for killing people, and think they should be banned all together. In fact, guns save more lives than they take, and prevent more injury than they inflict. Banning guns is not a good idea. Some people think that making guns illegal to have will take care of the problem. This is just not true, drugs are illegal, and they are still a huge problem in America today. Underage drinking is also illegal, who doesn’t know a minor that hasn’t drank before? Banning guns in America would do one thing; make it impossible for innocent people to protect themselves against criminals. This is backed up by the fact that when England banned guns in 1997, crime rates rose by 40% in 2 years. (19) States in America that have passed concealed carry laws reduced their murder rate by 8.5%, rape by 5%, aggravated assault by 7% an0064 robbery by 3%.(29) In Vermont, citizens can carry a concealed firearm without getting permission, without paying a fee, or with going through any type of government waiting period. Guess what? For 10 years in a row Vermont has remained one of the top 5 safest states in the union. (31) If everyone were to own a gun, wouldn’t there be more accidental deaths? Accidental deaths do occur from time to time. As do accidental deaths from people falling, in fact as many as 13, 322 people die from falling each year. How many people die from an accidental firearm death? 776. Accidental gun deaths among children have...
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