Gun Control Rights
Less Laws Laws On Guns
Civlians With Guns Can Prevent Mass Shootings
- On July 24, 2014 a doctor used a concealed handgun to disarm a homicidal gunman who had begun firing in a hospital in Darby, Pennsylvania (Gun Owners Of America).
- On July 25, 2014 a patient at a psychiatric clinic killed his case worker and turned his gun on doctor, Lee Silverman, striking him several times. Before the gunman could leave the office to continue his rampage, Dr. Silverman drew his concealed handgun a killed the shooter (Hunter Roosevelt).
Gun Control Laws Will Not Prevent Criminals From Obtaining Guns
Of 62 mass shootings in the U.S. between 1982 and 2012, 49 of the shooters used legally obtained guns. Collectively, 143 guns were possessed by the killers with about 75% obtained legally (ProCon.org). This means making guns illegal will only disarm those who use them for self-defense or sport and not affecting the criminals who obtain there guns illegally and ignore the law.
Gun Controll Laws May Give The Government Too Much Power And May Lead To The Elimination Of Guns Being Sold To Civilians
57% of people surveyed by Pew Research in Feb. 2013 said that gun control laws would "give too much power to the government over the people." The NRA's Wayne LaPierre stated, "if you look at why our Founding Fathers put it [the Second Amendment] there, they had lived under the tyranny of King George and they wanted to make sure that these free people in this new country would never be subjugated again and have to live under tyranny" (ProCon.org).