Monday, December 17, 2012

Gun Control



In light of the recent school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut; law officials are now pushing for more "gun control."  They hope to scale back the ability of people to purchase large guns.

The issue is a bit tricky.  I can see the rationale in both sides.

For guns

  • The Constitution states we have the right to bear arms.  It does not specify the size.  
  • We have the right to bear arms because of our history as Americans.  Colonists needed arms to defend themselves against the tyranny of the British armies during the revolution.
  • It is not fair for the government and law officials to have guns and the people remain unarmed.   
  • Hunting is a sport and guns are needed.

Against Guns

  • Far too many people have died from guns.
  • The USA has the highest gun deaths of any nation.
  • Why do the people need guns if we have police and armies?
  • Guns in the hands of the wrong people can be extremely dangerous..

What do you think?  

2 comments:

  1. If you experience a home break in and are relying on only the police to defend you and your family, good luck!!!!

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    1. God hasn't failed so far. I grew up in New York City!

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