Concerning Gun Control...
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Gun control is ridiculous. Evil wil always find a way to do evil. Sure, a background check may be necessary, but taking guns away is only taking them out of the hands of the victims.
My position is that guns are dangerous, people should not have them. If guns were not sold to the public, there would be a massive decrease in gun-related incidents and injury.
I agree that a premeditated murder, with or without guns, would be carried out. There's no avoiding this. However, one thing we have to realize is that most murders are not premeditated. Often times, the person pulls out a gun and then decides he's capable. As would be expected, the states with the most guns have the most murders.
The main problems with owning guns is that they're dangerous. It's much harder to accidentally stab someone than in is to accidentally shoot them, hunting accidents happen several times a year. Unfortunately, you don't have to know how to use a gun to fire one.
It's been shown that introducing a gun into your house makes it significantly more dangerous, NOT safer. According to comedian Jim Jefferies, you're 80% more likely to use that gun on yourself instead of anybody else.
In Jackman's experiment, where boys aged 8-12 were placed in a room with 1 hidden gun, and 2 hidden water pistols, 1/3 of all the groups had pulled the trigger of the real one. 1/2 of the groups weren't certain or didn't know it was a real gun. The gun was a .380 caliber, heavy, different from the water guns. These kids are quite old, as well.
Campbell's research shows that women who are abused by the spouse are 41 times more likely to be killed if the abuser brings a gun into the situation. If the abuse continues but the gun use stops, this effect is no longer significant. In general, abusers that own guns, even if they don't use them, test to deal the most serious abuse. If the boyfriend owns a firearm, it is slightly more likely that he is an abuser.
Guns, in general, would work better if everyone was armed in a self-defense setting. Unfortunately, according to a 2011 poll from Gallup, only 34% of Americans own guns, and on average, they own 10 guns each. If you own a gun, you are more likely not to have an education past high school. This is novelty collection, not self-defense.
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