No matter what precautions are taken by society, Americans will always be faced with a vast problem of violence in the streets. Criminals have been overlooked for many years because society has decided to focus on the brighter pictures in life. Proper actions should be taken to stop these individuals, however, having gun control in the United States is not the way to go. Gun control must be made stricter through more thorough criminal background checks and probing interviews of people buying guns, thus preventing gun purchases by those with criminal records or less than good intent.
The United States has had a chaotic relationship with guns and their role in society. As stated in the Second Amendment, the ownership of a gun is legal and therefore is a right to all Americans willing to obtain the proper gun license and registration needed for their state of residency. Guns were used for hunting and self-defense when the amendment was first set in place and are still used for this purpose. Overall, guns in the United States are used eighty-times more often to prevent crime than they are to take lives. Gun control laws simply make it harder for law-abiding citizens, with proper licenses to obtain a weapon to protect themselves, their family, and their property from criminals. In addition, the amount of money to get rid of all guns and ammo in the United States is millions, an abundant amount. With that in mind, if licensed Americans are no longer permitted to own firearms, who decides whether or not the police officers and government agents are allowed to have weapons? There is no proper way to determine if taking away this right would be beneficial. .
Complete gun control in the United States would be hurting society and their mindset of safety. For example, in the UK, there is a strict ban on guns, however, the crime rate is about four times higher than it is in the United States.