Guns, Life Savers or Life Takers?
By: Spencer Green
Many people have died due to guns. We lose more than 30,000 people to guns every year! That is an average of 87 deaths per day! (Linda Greenhouse 2008) Out of 27 developed countries the US has the highest rate of gun related deaths.("Gun Control Laws".2015.) That is 40 times the rate of the U.K. The U.K. has very strict laws. Also, modern weapons are much more deadly than they were when the second amendment was made.
Without guns people would be less intimidating, and they would not be able to threaten people. A sawed off shotgun or assault rifle might not have been the arms the second amendment was talking about. There are about 280 million guns in homes around the US. Almost 30% of homes in the US have a gun.
Greenhouse, Linda. "Do You Have A Right To Bear Arms?." New York Times Upfront(vol. 140, No 8). Jan. 14 2008: 14+ SIRS Discoverer. Web. 25 Jan. 2016