Topics: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States, Observational learning Pages: 2 (835 words) Published: April 13, 2013
Since the school shooting in Connecticut, the debate about gun control has been the topic for discussion. The reaction all over the country is "change or repeal the Second Amendment." The Second Amendment is one of the reasons we have more guns than any country on the planet. Some people believe that banning guns will decrease the number of crimes committed in the United States because they believe guns are the roots of all crime, and banning guns will decrease the murder rates and give everyone a peace of mind. While others believe that abolishing guns would not change anything. People would still get murdered, robbers would still rob, and it would not make people feel safer, it could in fact do the opposite. Appealing the second Amendment will not sufficiently work unless the government was to go through every home and building- through peoples personal belongings- and take every gun they see. Guns are not the problem, people are. What we need is reliability from the government, stricter regulations on gun control, and better examples set. Only law abiding citizens would turn in their guns if they were to be banned. Criminals would still have their weapons because they probably already had them illegally anyway; not having anything to protect themselves would leave citizens defenseless. That ultimately could result in an even more dangerous world than it already is. If citizens were to give up their guns how would they protect themselves? What kind of peace of mind is having that paranoid feeling of having to watch your back at all times? It seems as if protecting us from terrorist and the people of our own country is too big of a job for the government, leaving us on our own to protect ourselves. So many murders go unsolved that people are starting to believe that they cannot rely on the government to protect us and that the government probably does not even care about our safety. If we were certain that the federal government had our best interest and were...
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