• Protection, Intimidation, Fun

    Protection- Say guns are banned in the U.S. You are walking down a street and a thief with a pistol comes around an alley corner 15 feet away. What are you going to do? Charge him? If the people were not allowed to carry guns, then only the bad people would have guns.

    Intimidation- You never hear about a shooting at a gun show or a police headquarters. That is because if a terrorist walked into the Reliant Center during the NRA gun show, before he would have a chance to bring his weapon all the way up he would be riddled with rounds of all shapes and sizes. The bad people know this. That is why you never hear about robberies at a police station or Gun Show.

    Fun- If you have never shot a gun, then you would not know how fun it is. I shoot at least 500 rounds of ammunition down range every 3 days. People collect firearms as a hobby. They keep the economy running. If citizens couldn't have guns then who would hunt for you? If a man breaks into your house with a gun and he sees you, what are you going to do? Ask him to wait while you call the police to come and protect you? I ask that you think very deeply about my three points before your final decision.

  • It is your constitutional right, and for good reason.

    It is written into the bill of rights that the "right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed". There are 3 primary reasons for this.

    1. Defense of liberty from governmental tyranny

    Governments at one point or another will become corrupt. The first thing most governments gone tyrannical do to suppress the populous is to take away their firearms as it is the best way for the populous to fight back when all else fails. The 2nd amendment was created to ensure that the government knew they would meet very stiff resistance if they were to ever forcibly take the rights of the populous away.

    2. Defense of liberty from foreign tyranny

    There is always a threat that you can be invaded by another country (whether or not another country is bold enough to invade the mainland US today is another topic entirely). If they are marching through the streets to your homes, guns will be the best tool to use to repel them as far as citizens go. Countries have actually refrained from commencing a land invasion of the mainland US for this very reason in part.

    3. Personal defense from criminals.

    This is the most commonly exercised of the 3. Criminals will break into your home or attack you in the streets. The easiest way to prevent them from harming you is a bullet from your gun. You can call the police, but by the time they get there you may already be dead. It takes time for them to get to you, and most situations you would need to act immediately.

    There is a reason we as Americans carry firearms. It is our right to defend ourselves and our families from any danger.

  • Yes ok s

    Like someone could like try to stab you so ya gotta defend yourself because you could be killed like ya gotta protect yourself if someone tries to kill ya I mean no person should just let that happen when ya can save yourself that's my opinion sighned ecr well by

  • Yes ok s

    Like someone could like try to stab you so ya gotta defend yourself because you could be killed like ya gotta protect yourself if someone tries to kill ya I mean no person should just let that happen when ya can save yourself that's my opinion sighned ecr well by

  • Guns are fine

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  • People should have guns

    I think people should have them for self defense because they reduce aggravated assaults by 7%, murder by 8.5%, robberies by 3% and rapes by 5%. The police misuses their weapons 11% of the time while armed citizens misuse them 2% of the time. Every three out of five polled felons said that they wouldn't mess with an armed victim.


  • Shooting for every single thing?

    I say that people should not be allowed to carry guns because then for every little thing they would take their gun out a can scare someone or even kill them. So let’s say that your family member had called the furnace fixer and didn't report you that they would be coming. So then they arrive and enter your house. You will probably think that they are something like a robber then all you will know is that you have to take your gun out and then you have to kill them. You will end up killing them and will not know who they really were. But the fact is that you have just killed someone that was just doing their job. That is why I say that people should not be given the permit to carry guns. If people were give hand guns then they would be killing so many people. Also it is known that people with handguns have killed a dozen of cops along with 428 civilians were killed. So that’s why permits for handguns shouldn't be given the people.

  • Yes guns should be allowed.

    I it as a law you could not be allowed bad people do not follow the law right? So you would not have any defense. Guns do not kill people. People kill people. If you are playing in your yard while your dad is washing the car and a bad person comes running down the street, MY dad would carry a gun around with him things would not be so bad'cause you would have defense.

  • You can protect yourself

    Guns will help people in alot of situations what if one night youre sleeping and you hear ruckus down stairs and theres someone holding a gun up, you cant do anything but if you have a gun youll be protected. Now thats why its safe to have a gun, guns dont kill people.. People kill people

  • Guns don't kill people people kill people

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  • That will lead to chaos.

    If citizens were allowed to carry guns that will lead to chaotic anarchy. Giving guns to citizens for protection is like adding gas to the fire. What would they need protection from?Other citizens with guns? Guns are serious tools that need to be given to only people who are qualified to carry them. Guns can kill basically it.

  • Should =/= should be able to.

    While I support that citizens should be able to own guns and apply for concealed carry permits. I do not believe that every citizen should carry a gun. Many of us do not want to be armed at all times, and do not have to live in such a paranoid society that would believe such a thing. Given the high irrationality of many every day people (see the man that pulled a gun and shot someone in the leg at a grocery store, and the several cases of people using them in during black friday shopping), it would not be beneficial to society at all for them all to be walking around armed (especially during rush hour traffic).

    Also, considering the fact that gun violence in America kills about 33,000 people a year compared to a pathetic only 260 justified homicides (killing someone in self defense) in 2011, shows that while the wet dream of using a gun for self defense may make sense, in reality, it is very rare, and you are far more likely to kill yourself (or have one of your family members kill themselves) then actually pull it on a bad guy. And that there is a clear inverse correlation in 1st world countries between gun ownership and murder rates, and this inverse correlation is also present when applied to all 50 states.

    When Australia greatly restricted guns in 1996, they saw a 35% drop in gun related murders in the five years after the law compared to the 5 years before the law. So guns should be allowed, but heavily regulated to make sure they are only in the hands of responsible and trained people.

  • No, the murder rate increases.

    People can defend themselves better, but they can also kill each over easily. Over 20% have guns.
    The cost of selling guns is also big as well. Much money is put into it. The types of guns should be limited. We do not want people walking round with a machine gun. If someone want one, they need a licence.

  • Well of Course Not

    Lets all slow down and think about American guns laws compared to those of other first world countries, in the vast majority of first world country's it is completely illegal to carry a gun, especially assault rifles and military grade weaponry. Lets look at Germany for example, a country which works perfectly in most ways, it has almost 200 gun deaths a year, a population of 80 million and guns are of course illegal. Now lets look at the United States of America, which has a grand total of 10,000 yearly gun deaths, a population of about 320 million and guns are legal. If we do the maths we can see that the USA has four times the population of Germany and so should have four times the gun deaths, yet the USA does not have 800 gun deaths a year, instead it has 10,000! Now don't bother saying its because America has a violent history, because Germany massacred millions of people in World War 2. The answer is guns, guns are legal in America and easily obtainable, if guns were to be banned I'm sure many people would be angry and there would be riots but eventually there would be less deaths by guns and it might just save over 9,000 people every year. Things must be done for the greater good sometimes, for short term instability is worth the price of long term stability. Now come on USA and join the civilized nations club!

  • Citizens shouldn't be able to carry guns

    In my opinion carrying a gun is wrong, the reason i think it's wrong because allowing people to carry a gun is putting many lives in danger. Some people argue that the gun is carried for protection but we can protect more people in a better way if no one carried a gun. In my opinion carrying a gun is never justified because that gun is only being carried to be used at some point and in my opinion that's not right or justifiable in anyway.

  • It's too dangerous

    Guns kill, how scary to have people carrying them around. Human beings are by nature often impulsive, easily angered and impatient. It wouldn't take much for an angry unthinking person to reach for their gun and kill another in a thoughtless moment. I can't see any reason why they would be needed.

  • No to Guns

    Guns are dangerous and citizens don't know how to use them. Police misuse their gun because they are not sure whether a citizen with a gun acting strangely is just strange or is a possible terrorist, thief etc.
    Even good citizens shouldn't need guns because the country should be keeping peace, and everyone in line without having to let citizens carry guns to protect themselves because the government is supposed to be doing that.
    People who also don't have guns will feel unprotected if they don't carry one so will get one but this just adds to the problem. Everyone who carries a gun is a threat to everyone else so everyone else gets guns and adds to the problem.
    Some citizens like firearms because of the thrill but this is just too dangerous. The government should just make more public firearm ranges where the guns are supplied by the government not brought by the citizens.
    Even if we don't ban guns we should install very tight gun laws that won't let anyone just go and buy a gun, it should be checked and made sure they won't be bad.

  • Citizens should not carry guns.

    Let us say as an example, that there is a family of 4 members. And the 2 parents own a gun each. Children, at their young ages learn from what there parents do and it is the parents duty to teach their children the correct things to do in life. If the parents are killers or parents who steal guns from others wouldn't it set an example for their children as well. According to some facts, dozens of nursery and kindergarten children were committed by a psychologically challenged teenager who stole his mother's legally owned gun. So think about it, and ask yourself whether it is safe for people to carry guns.

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