Anit Gun Control Essay, Research Paper
Should there be gun control? Do we the people
need help from the government to set guidelines and
bans out to keep us safe? If we did, would the prices
we pay surmount the desired results. No, gun control
is not a constitutionally sound device nor does it
Gun control is not a new tool. In the past century it
was used repeatedly by great rulers/dictators.
However, these rulers used it as a tool to manipulate
and de-power a nations people. Before Hitler took
over and began his quest of racial cleansing, he
banned guns from all citizens. Do you think that the
stories of 2/3 of “euro-jews” being led to death
like sheep would have been the same if they were
armed? I do not. Mass gun control was also used by
Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao Tse Tung to de-arm
and put entire nations to sleep.
However, this could never happen to the United
States. Our founding fathers foresaw this and
enplaned a precautionary amendment into our
constitution. Thomas Jefferson had one of the
most intelligent views on gun control, he said “Laws
that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those
who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes…Such laws make things
the assaulted and better for the assailants.” This is
have a second amendment that gives us the right to
But have steps to violate this right already
in motion? I think so. Waiting periods on buying
ridiculous. If someone who raped and beat you was
out of jail, and that person promised to “re-visit”
you not like to aquire a gun the night you found out
been paroled? I would. Also, should large and
sophisticated assault weapons
be available? Absolutely, yes. Weapons of this
close to never used for criminal acts. Also, could
Tate have fought off the Manson Family with a small
pistol? No, any means we need to protect ourselves
be available, encouraged and without a doubt legal.
For example, Switzerland has introduced laws
requiring every house hold to contain at least one
automatic assault rifle. To everyone’s surprise, the
of Switzerland in substantially lower than that of the
Should we adopt such a radical life style? No,
but would something less extreme be bad?
Another myth on gun control is the false
that statistics show that a household gun will more
used to kill a family member than defend your home.
is an embarrassment to modern statistical studies, it
is deceptiveand downright poorly executed. This
“test” only counted the number of family members
shot to that of burglars shot to death.
It “conveniently” neglected to count criminals
wounded by these
firearms, criminals scared of by the crack of the shot,
potentially targeted houses left alone due to the
of knowledge that the home contained a firearm.
When it all boils down, gun control is just a
It doesn’t even effect criminals who’s access to guns
be infringed upon. How can we prevent potential law
people from getting guns with such a large black
market for firearms and such a great availability in
and other nations of the world. Even if you did take
all the guns of the world, people would hold up
bombs, knives, bow’s and arrows, baseball bats, or
long stale piece of French Bread. The way to
crimes is find jobs for those people, and give them
society. Are such laws needed when more people
by drowning each year that death by a firearm?
drowning lost lives to 900 gun related tragedies)
we out law all liquids? Of course not, gun control is
and should be promptly abolished.
Anti-Gun Control Essay
By Gabriel Ullrich