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  • Gun control is necessary.

    There are far too many guns on our streets, in our schools, and in our homes, for us to feel safe as a people. Something needs to be done about the proliferation of these deadly weapons before it is too late to make a change at all. This should be obvious.

  • Good to an extent

    I think this question can go either way, to be honest. Of course I think gun control is "good" if it could help put an end to violence, especially school shootings. However, it could be bad because some people look at it s taking one of rights away from us.

  • Guns are necessary to protect US citizens.

    Making guns illegal would not do anything. It will simply make it much harder for good, law abiding citizens to protect themselves while the bad people simply get guns on the black market or elsewhere. Not only will it make good people unable to defend themselves, it will make criminals unafraid of committing crimes.

    If half the people in the US carried firearms, then robbers, crooks mass shooters, and terrorists would have no idea of who had a gun with them and who didn’t. This would probably make them less likely to carry out such a horrific act because there was an extremely high chance that a good guy with a gun was near or around them. And even if it was impossible to get guns, do you really think that that would stop people like that. Look at the Boston Marathon where simple pressure cookers were used. A terrorist can cause just as much, if not more damage with $20 of gasoline and an old, wooden, crowded building as he can with a gun.

    And this is not even the reason the 2nd amendment was put into effect in the first place. When the 2nd amendment was put in the constitution, it was meant to protect the citizens from threats foreign and domestic. That means invading armies as well as our own government incase our government becomes tyrannical like so many others in the past. Also, the Japanese general who executed the Pearl Harbor attack once said this, “We could not invade America, because there would be a gun behind every blade of grass.” That means that the Japanese general knew that Japan, which was a foreign threat, could not take America because our citizens are basically an army.

    The 2nd amendment is mostly to protect us from our own government however. If you look at history, you will see that governments have a scary tendency to become tyrannical. Look at Nazi Germany for example. One of the first things that Hitler did was ban guns. Our gun rights where made so that if the US government becomes tyrannical and oppressive, the citizens could retaliate and fight back with military style weapons and hopefully shut down the tyranny.

    Now you may say, “What’s a few puny citizens with guns against the US army?” Well look at the trouble the US is having in the Middle East right now. It’s just a few bad people right? Well it only takes a few to ruin the army’s day. Now imagine 100 million of those “few”. What kind of damage could those people inflict on the tyrannical government?

  • No, I think gun control is bad.

    I think overall gun control does more harm then good, gun controls restricts the access of law abiding citizens to be able to easily purchase and own a firearm for the variety of lawful uses you can use a gun for such as hunting or self protection, the people committing gun crime will obtain the gun regardless of any gun control.

  • Gun control is bad.

    Gun control is bad. I think this because if you take the guns away from the good people that are simply trying to defend themselves when something bad happens, you are limiting this person helpless. Many of the crimes we have today is because only the bad guys are carrying guns. The Colorado movie shooting would not have been that bad if citizens were able to carry guns and defend themselves.

  • Gun control doesn't stop bad people from having guns. It just stops good citizens from using them to defending themselves, their family and fellow citizens.

    Gun control only stops good people from being armed, but it doesn't stop the criminals from having guns. If some one is going to go shoot people, I don't think stealing someone's gun is a huge deal to them. But, for those good law abiding citizens; gun control will stop them from being armed and defending themselves, their family and other citizens.

    Two banks, same amount of money, no guards. Think about it, if you wear a "bad guy" and you were going rob a bank with a gun (for what ever reason) which bank would you rob; The bank full of armed, trained and committed citizens ready and trained to defend themselves, their family and other citizens? Or the one full of un-armed citizens that have never seen a gun outside of a movie?

    If some one pulled out a gun in an un-armed bank they would be able to kill as many people they had bullets for. If someone pulled out a gun in a bank full of armed and trained citizens, 1, maybe 2 shots, max, then their dead or disabled and the maximum casualty's would be 3, not everyone.

    If you were a "bad guy", would you rather pull out a gun in a police station or in a "no gun zone"?

    Jason G.

  • It makes us unsafe.

    No, gun control is not good, because gun control is something that makes us less safe. There are many governments, that over the course of history, have turned on their people. They have victimized them and even killed them in the name of society. We have to be able to fight back with guns.

  • Control Is Bad

    I do not believe gun control is inherently good or bad, its just different. Gun control doesn't stop people from obtaining guns, but it may make people think twice and some may elect not to get one just because of the red tape required. At the same gun control limits freedom, which isn't always good.

  • Guns are necessary to protect US citizens.

    Making guns illegal would not do anything. It will simply make it much harder for good, law abiding citizens to protect themselves while the bad people simply get guns on the black market or elsewhere. Not only will it make good people unable to defend themselves, it will make criminals unafraid of committing crimes.

    If half the people in the US carried firearms, then robbers, crooks mass shooters, and terrorists would have no idea of who had a gun with them and who didn’t. This would probably make them less likely to carry out such a horrific act because there was an extremely high chance that a good guy with a gun was near or around them. And even if it was impossible to get guns, do you really think that that would stop people like that. Look at the Boston Marathon where simple pressure cookers were used. A terrorist can cause just as much, if not more damage with $20 of gasoline and an old, wooden, crowded building as he can with a gun.

    And this is not even the reason the 2nd amendment was put into effect in the first place. When the 2nd amendment was put in the constitution, it was meant to protect the citizens from threats foreign and domestic. That means invading armies as well as our own government incase our government becomes tyrannical like so many others in the past. Also, the Japanese general who executed the Pearl Harbor attack once said this, “We could not invade America, because there would be a gun behind every blade of grass.” That means that the Japanese general knew that Japan, which was a foreign threat, could not take America because our citizens are basically an army.

    The 2nd amendment is mostly to protect us from our own government however. If you look at history, you will see that governments have a scary tendency to become tyrannical. Look at Nazi Germany for example. One of the first things that Hitler did was ban guns. Our gun rights where made so that if the US government becomes tyrannical and oppressive, the citizens could retaliate and fight back with military style weapons and hopefully shut down the tyranny.

    Now you may say, “What’s a few puny citizens with guns against the US army?” Well look at the trouble the US is having in the Middle East right now. It’s just a few bad people right? Well it only takes a few to ruin the army’s day. Now imagine 100 million of those “few”. What kind of damage could those people inflict on the tyrannical government?

  • Controlling,taxing ,struggling Britain

    Give us some space!!!,now on the subject at hand,owning a gun here is so much hassle.Besides the restrictions on everything and definitely no handguns or semi automatic rifles above.22.I had both firearms and shotguns until 10 years ago,each renewal got tighter and more expensive.Guns to me represent so many things and there beauty,feel and basic components are just a few.Thinking of getting them back,but it's pretty daunting and over here I know it's a taboo to own guns.I often think about you guys over the water,good luck to you and lucky you at this moment.

  • It does more harm than good.

    Gun control does not prevent gun crime. It just deprives people of their right to self defense. Gun bans already exist, and don't work. Outlawing firearms makes law-abiding citizens easy targets for criminals. Gun control does more harm than good. Gun bans make no difference. Criminals will always figure out a way to illegally get a gun. Even if they can't get a firearm, criminals will always commit crimes, regardless of what weapons they have at their disposal. Also, bear in mind the fact that the worst ever massacre was done not with a gun, but with a bomb and the subsequent fire that it caused. Gun control does not work. The founding fathers of the U.S. would turn over in their graves if they knew the country was giving up their protection.

  • Wrong Name, Wrong Reasons

    The name gun control gives lawmakers and politicians to much leeway. A better name would be Gun regulation, this name is less easy to twist to a political agenda. And to an extent some form of gun regulation is needed (for instance to be honest I really don't want to see someone going down the street with a .50 cal. Machine gun on their pickup) but California's ban on lead bullets is just a tad bit ridiculous.
    The entire ting is for the wrong reasons. Gun Control activists say that taking, or severely regulating guns will stop crime, lets take a look at Mexico, one legal gun shop and a crap lode of gun violence, with ONE GUN STORE the US has 129,817 legal gun stores an in perspective actual homicides are only approximately 1/3 of all gun violence, only a small portion considering all deaths annually from all causes of death, we would be saving more lives trying stop suicide,

  • It is harmful to society

    Cities such as Chicago Detroit and DC have some of the strictest gun laws and the highest crime rates. This is because when a gun control law passes, the law abiding citizens hand over their guns. While the criminals, who DO NOT follow the law, can trade them in secret illegal trade rings. Disarming good guys and arming the bad guys. A vote for gun control is a vote for taking innocents guns away and giving them to murderers.


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