The right to own guns has gone unchanged for nearly hundreds of years. Guns were common in the American Colonies, first for hunting and general self- protection and later as weapons. Since some citizens cannot use firearms safely there are laws in place to regulate the ownership and use of guns. Even laws already in place more laws are being considered. The new laws will restrict the rights …show more content…
These individuals understand that being a gun owner comes with responsibilities. They are all for common-sense efforts to reduce gun violence. Some of their ideas to reduce gun violence would be universal background checks in order to keep guns from dangerous people. As well as, safe and secure storage to prevent children and unauthorized persons from gaining access to the weapon.
Then, there are citizens who are in favor of the increase on gun laws. They believe more gun laws would reduce gun deaths. David from Daily Beast and CNN Contributor, states, “American children under age 15 were nine times more likely to die of a gun accident than children in other wealthy countries.” These citizens also feel that guns are rarely used in self-defense situations. The guns that are legally owned are frequently stolen and used to commit crimes. Between 2005 and 2010, 1.4 million guns were stolen from U.S homes during property crimes.
In conclusion, the debate about gun control and the increase of laws will always be a passionate debate. Some citizens feel strongly about increasing laws because they may have been personally affected by gun violence. While other against the law increase are scared and would like to protect themselves and their love ones. In the end, I believe if you choose to own a gun you must handle it safely and take the matter of secure it very seriously. If you choose not to own a gun you must respect the other citizen’s choice and find other ways to protect yourself in case the need