The 2nd amendment: should we have the right to own a gun?
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As referenced from the alcohol prohibition in the United States and Finland in 1920:1919 respectively, both failed to stop the trade of alcohol, and increased the black market trade, where even government officials went secretly to purchase overpriced illegally imported/smuggled alcohol. Public pressure to repeal the law was out into effect in Finland 1932 and the United States 1933. Removing the item causing massive damage to the safety of our world from the public market will just inflame the situation more. The black market will always exist and there will always be buyers. There is no way to toughen border patrols to the extent that none can pass through. Removing guns will not help the fact that if one is motivated enough, he or she can still get their hands on guns. Removing guns in the USA will not stop Al Qaeda from conducting another 9/11. My opinion is that this will not help much, if not worsening the current day crisis.
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If I lock a door and stick a paper that says, DO NOT LOOK INSIDE, chances are, you would look inside, it's human nature. I am not saying we should just abandon the concept of the issue, but as seen from past experience of our nation, prohibition is not the solution. No matter what anyone can do, bad things will keep happening like dust settling. It will never stop. Measures can be taken to minimize these atrocities, however, but to do so, you must delve deeper into the person.
Forcing people into religion is a bad thing, because who really knows whether they believe? The same applies to gun control. If you take a gun away from someone, lock them up for 17 years and tell them with a firm voice not to do it again, do you really know if they listened, or are they even more fueled up for revenge, and set out to commit crimes only once pondered? You don't know, and you never will.
Criminals should be sent to prison of course, but all the guns shouldn't be kept locked up. If you want to build a successful and violence-free society, that is impossible, so give up hope. However, more successful societies can be built from the start, gun free. There is no way to end gun ownership once it is allowed, due to the rebellious nature of human civilization.
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