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There should more gun laws enacted in the U.S !

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Started: 3/28/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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There should be more gun laws enacted in the U.S! Armed civilians are unlikely to stop crimes and are more likely to make dangerous situations, including mass shootings, more deadly. The average gun owner, no matter how responsible, is not trained in law enforcement or on how to handle life-threatening situations, so in most cases, if a threat occurs, increasing the number of guns only creates a more volatile and dangerous situation. According to the Los Angeles times, author Patt Morrison states in his article that was posted on August 2, 2017 that Americans who carry "heat" increase the rate of violent crime. After reviewing these articles and doing research it is clear to me that armed civilians are more likely to cause dangerous situations rather than protecting theirselves or others.
1.) Jeffrey Voccola, "Why I Don't Want Guns in My Classroom,", Oct. 14, 2014
2.) Does carrying a gun make you safer? No. In fact, right-to-carry laws ...


Enacting more gun laws in the United States would not stop crimes or dangerous situations from occurring. In fact, according to the National Academy of Sciences, Justice Department, there is no apparent link between restrictions on gun ownership and lower rates of crime, firearms violence, or even accidents with guns. Creating such laws would not stop criminals from committing crimes. As John R Lott, the author of "More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws", stated in 1998, "States with the largest increases in gun ownership also have the largest drops in violent crimes". In other words, increasing the number of guns did not increase the rate of violent crimes but instead decreased. With this, it is clear that people should be able to own guns because doing so prevents more crimes from occurring than actual gun laws.

University of Chicago Press. (1998). Interview with John R. Lott, Jr. Retrieved March 28, 2018, from

WND. (2004, December 30). Gun control doesn't reduce crime, violence, say studies. Retrieved March 28, 2018, from
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Posted by RLangers21 3 years ago
I mean it's not 'simple as that'...

The 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution states that there is a right to "bear arms", this will be hard to change due to the process of amendments in the US. Only 17 amendments (not including Bill of Rights) have passed through Congress and the states; thousands have failed due to the aims of the Founding Fathers.

Personally, I think you should protect the 10 amendments, People who get pulled over and argue tend to be Liberals claiming they know the law, and say they are protecting their rights... So why can't you protect the right to bear arms? Slightly hypocritical to be honest.

(Replying to vi_spex)
Posted by DeletedUser 3 years ago
public people shouldnt have guns, simple as that
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