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Gun control

             The ownership of guns by the public has been a topic of much needed debates for quite some time now. Various organizations and support groups have been in action for the pro or anti views on whether a citizen should be allowed to own and keep a gun at his person or his property. Many of the people who own guns do so for hunting, self-defense or for their collecting pleasure. But there have been innumerous cases in which the use the gun has resulted in death of another person. The issue of gun control pertains to those laws and regulations that would result in a limited number of people buying the guns and thus control the distribution of guns so that they do not fall into the wrong hands. .
             Pro-gunners disagree on the limitations that gun control would put on their lifestyle. Some people believe it should be absolute, and any and all arms should be legal. Some pro-gunners and declare that heavy military equipment such as tanks, bazookas, etc., should be illegal, while reasonable controls on items such as automatic machine guns are all right. At the same time many people believe that even owning a simple handgun should be illegal and strict regulatory control should be enacted when anyone wants to purchase a firearm. Guns, in my opinion, should be legal for buying and people should not have to go through a great deal of hassle in order to acquire a simple gun. .
             II. Opposition: Guns kill people.
             Guns should be more regularly and carefully monitored. The act of buying a gun should be made into a legal process whereby a person had to go through various checks and careful scrutiny before he or she is allowed to buy and own a gun. There should be strict restrictions on the types and kinds of weapons that a person should be allowed to buy and own. The problem with guns is fairly straightforward: they make it easy to kill or injure a person. In Jeffrey A. Roth's Firearms and Violence (February 1994), he points out the obvious dangers: Approximately 60 percent of all murder victims in the United States in 1989 (about 12,000 people) were killed with firearms.

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