One of the major problems we face is the use, and misuse of guns. Guns are deadly weapons that can change a person's life physically and emotionally, mostly when it is not used properly. Many people possess at least one handgun either in purses or in homes for protection, while others own guns for their own pleasure. Despite the fact that a gun can protect a person during self-defense, it can also be dangerous because it can hurt and kill someone. If a gun is kept at home, the chance of a person harming a family member other than an intruder is five times higher. Although it may serve as a protection to an individual, it can also be misused. This is why it should only be limited to the use of authorities such as the government, marines and the police.
Death by guns is very common in America. Sometimes the victims are famous people like J.F.K, or President Lincoln. Often the victim is an ordinary citizen such as a relative or friend. This is one reason why the use of guns should only be limited to authorities. Those who own a gun may have purpose, and that is, to protect one, while others use it against each other. Owning a gun may save lives during a burglary, but it will also put a lot of people at risk. A person who is alone at night might suspect an intruder roaming around the house and shoots at the suspect, not knowing that it was just a friend. Guns that are kept at home are often accidentally used against family or friends. Another way that guns are often used against each other is when violence and arguments get out of hand. A person out of control will not think and pull out a gun to try to solve the problem. More accidents occur when one uses their own handguns than prevention of criminal attack. Owning a gun can also get into the hands of a wrong person. A child might not know that the gun he is holding is real, and might accidentally shoot someone dead. Children often have mistaken guns as toy guns who do not realize their danger.