Gun Laws should not be changed

While many people believe there should be more gun control and the possibility of banning guns all together, I believe the gun control laws should not be changed. Although there are many reasons that may persuade people to choose to ban guns, I believe that there are several other reasons that lead to all the tragedies with guns in America. Banning guns is not an answer the gun problem in America; there are a few other things that could be done to stop gun violence. In this essay I will tell about why I believe gun control laws should not be changed.
After the shootings in schools over the past two years, many people believe guns should be made illegal for civilians to posses or purchase. While this may make it difficult for minors, drug addicts, and people with mental deficiencies to get hold on a gun, The Constitution allows all citizens to possess arms to defend themselves, their families, and their property. However if guns were made illegal, there would still be people who would smuggle guns. If guns were illegal, only people who do not abide the law would smuggle them, leaving all the law-abiding citizens unarmed and more prone to attack with a gun. If a burglar were to smuggle a gun into someone’s home, that man or woman should be allowed to posses a gun to defend themselves.
Some people suggest that making a longer waiting-period and deeper background checks to purchase guns would reduce the amount of violence with guns. While once again that would make it more difficult for minors, drug addicts, and people with mental deficiencies to obtain a gun, it would not prevent many people who wish to have a gun from getting one. Also, many people who commit crimes obtain guns from stealing it from another person, or buying it from a citizen who is unknowledgeable or uncaring for the law, or the temperament of the buyer. That is because there are no records when this is done, thus a lower chance of getting caught. Besides, if a per…

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