Constitution, the second amendment in the Bill of Rights states, well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep ND bear arms, shall not be infringed” Many people can argue that there is no definitive answer as to what this amendment actually protects. Ownership, possession, and transportation of weapons are legal because the Bill of Rights states ones individual rights.
Guns should not be banned from the United States for the following reasons, prohibition will not get rid of firearms, the purpose of firearms isn’t only to kill people, and guns protect people In self-defense situations. Prohibiting guns In the United States will not work, It will not make them disappear nor will It make them any less dangerous. There Is a system made to ensure, to the best of the governments’ valuables, that a firearm will only be sold to a person who is eligible to have one. This person must first go through a background check before they are granted a license to have a firearm.
If guns are banned throughout the nation, realistically, they will not disappear as indicated earlier. As stated in a front line article, large source of guns used in crimes are unlicensed street dealers who either get their guns through illegal transactions with licensed dealers, straw purchases, or from gun thefts. These illegal dealers turn around and ell these illegally on the street”. Guns will simply become a larger part of the black market system. The black market is an illegal traffic or trade in officially controlled or scarce commodities.
Many more guns will be on the streets, making it much easier to obtain one from dealers. More criminals will have their hands on guns than law abiding citizens. With that being said, Instead of having an Idea of how many guns are on the streets to legally registered owners, there will be no knowledge of who actually has guns. Taking a human life. While some agree that people do use firearms in a foul manner such as, taking an innocent persons life. Landfills also take lives with cars, chains, bats, knives, etc. But logically we are not going to ban those items from our society.
Firearms are not only used for violence, farmers use guns to protect their crops. USA Today said “[f]rammers in “America’s Salad Bowl” are turning into hunters stalking wild pigs, rabbits and deer to keep E. Coli and other harmful bacteria out of their fields. It’s part of an intense effort to prevent another disaster like the 2006 spinach contamination that killed three people, sickened 200 and cost the industry 80 million in lost sales… Scientists suspect that cattle, feral pigs, or other wildlife may have spread the E. Coli by defecating near crops” .
Firearms are also used to hunt for food. The benefit of hunting your own food is that no antibiotics, artificial hormones, pesticides, herbicides, or unnatural feeds were used in raising this meat. These animals aren’t subjected factory farming either. Many people hunt as an effective way to get dinner on the table for their families. Individuals often use guns as a means of self-defense. “Studies indicate that firearms are used over 1. Million times a year for personal protection, and that the presence of a firearm, without a shot being fired, prevents crime in many instances” .
If an intruder is in your home where there are children, you’re going to want to protect them. You have no idea what this person has on them, if this person is on drugs, or most importantly what they are capable of doing. Vive previously discussed that a ban on guns will not keep criminals from getting their hands on one. So how will you protect your family from someone who has a gun if you’re not allowed to have one in your own home? Firearms not only protect people from humans themselves, but from wild animals as well. Although infrequent, attacks on humans by large predators do happen. They are increasing in number in North America due to continued human encroachment into wilderness areas and a handgun is probably the only firearm that offers necessary protection” . I will defiantly agree with gun control, but banning guns in the United States will not solve anything. People are afraid of the tragedies that come from guns so they want to throw them away. The fact of the matter is that criminals will always have nuns. Good guys with guns stop criminals during commission of their crimes.