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Gun Control

While many people believe there should be more gun control and the possibility of banning guns all together, gun control laws should not be changed. Although there are many reasons that may persuade people to choose to ban guns, there are several other reasons that lead to all the tragedies with guns in America. Banning guns is not the answer to the gun problems in America; there are a few other things that could be done to stop gun violence, such as to increase stronger penalties. First, because there were many shootings in schools over the past many years, many people believe guns should be made illegal for civilians to possess or purchase guns. While this may make it more difficult for minors, drug addicts, and people with mental deficiencies to get hold of a gun, the Constitution allows all citizens to possess arms to defend themselves, their families, and their property. However if guns were made illegal, there would still be people who would smuggle guns. If a burglar were to smuggle a gun into someone's home, that man or woman should be allowed to have a gun in order to defend him/her. And if guns were illegal, mostly only people who do not abide the law would smuggle them, leaving all the law-abiding citizens unarmed and more prone to attack without a gun. Secondly, some people suggest that making longer waiting-periods and deeper background checks to purchase a gun would reduce the amount of gun violence. While once again that would make it more difficult for minors, drug addicts, and people with mental deficiencies to obtain a gun, it would not prevent people who wish to have a gun from getting one. Also, many people obtain guns from stealing them from other people, or buying them off a citizen who is unknowledgeable or uncaring for the law, or the temperament of the buyer. Besides, if a person who is of age, and has a clear record wishes to buy a gun to be violent with it, there is no way of preventing him or her...

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