The reasons for private gun ownership is that most violent crimes are committed with guns, therefore, restricting gun ownership will likely reduce the number of such crimes. Mentally insane, bullied school kids, disgruntled workers, and others can inflict mass casualties with guns that otherwise wouldn’t be possible . A crime victim who has a gun may be in more danger than an unarmed person since the criminal may kill or severely harm in perceived self-defense.
Suicides and crimes such as domestic homicide rates are higher with gun accessibility, as it’s much easier to act immediately on your impulses when a gun is available . Crimes that may have been less harmful can be made more dangerous by adding a gun. Legalized gun ownership means guns have a greater chance of falling into the hands of kids, potentially resulting in some deadly accidents. Terrorism, school shootings, and other modern circumstances make guns more dangerous in our era.
The reasons against private gun ownership is that criminals will always find a way to obtain their guns, leaving law-abiding citizens without any weapons to use in defense. Crimes/criminals are often prevented by the deterrent effect of the possibility of victim/civilian gun possession. Woman, weaker individuals and possibly minors In certain circumstances, may have no means of self-defense from rape or other crimes. Guns in the possession of citizens are an added protection against government tyranny.
Police are often too overwhelmed to protect all citizens from violent crime. Banning guns will create another potentially large source of organized criminal revenue, as a black market for guns will surely develop . Banning guns will take away yet another piece of our liberty an constitutional rights. Reasonable gun control and education steps can be put in place, so an outright ban Is unnecessary and may be deemed unconstitutional as It would Infringe on a number of one’s’ rights to safety and security.