Hold Back the Handgun
Did you know there were 80,708 American firearm deaths in 1998? (Streissguth 32) The Second Amendment in the U.S. Constitution states that Americans have the right to bear arms. Some people claim that guns protect people's life and liberty. How is this so if there are so many firearm deaths? It is just not everyday people guns are affecting. For example, president John F. Kennedy was shot down in 1963. (Salzano 46) And we all know of world famous Beatles rock star John Lennon's demise. (Steissguth 20) Restricting guns in other countries has shown less murders and gun violence than prior to gun control, so I don't see why America hasn't tried it. The Second Amendment should be upheld but the ability to buy a gun should be stricter because firearms are the cause of many tragic child deaths and are the reason why many presidents have died when the guns were in the wrong hands.
Some people may say buying a gun can protect a family. A parent buys one to protect the rest of the family from an intruder. The plan is simple, just conceal the gun somewhere accessible during the night when most disturbances happen.
Another statement is anyone of age should be able to own a gun. Assuming the owner will only just go hunting or shoot targets it sounds harmless. Sounds like a normal person just having a little bit of fun, right?
The Process of Restricting Guns
These citizens are against gun control and are protesting about it. Protests like these help pass gun restricting laws quicker.