Arguing Against Gun Control in America
Gun control or controlling the availability of a gun as a weapon of defense is one of the most unconstitutional laws ever considered. It advocates severely restricting the availability of a gun to the citizens of America.
Does it mean that the citizens of America are too casual or ill tempered that they will not be able to handle a gun? The answer is no. The groups who have been advocating the gun control laws have always speculated that the crime rate is directly linked to the availability of guns. But how is this possible? Can you reduce drinking and alcoholics if you ban or restrict the availability of alcohol? The answer is again no.
Crime Rate And Gun Control
If ever there has been an absurd theory, then this one is amongst them. The crime rate and gun control are not liked in any way. A person who intends to commit a murder or homicide can do it in any way he wishes to. He doesn’t need a gun to do it. Even the bare hands can be used to kill. So why only restrict guns? Perhaps these advocates of gun control laws should broadened their reach. Possession of anything that can be termed as a weapon which may include the kitchen knife could be restricted.
The Ideal Safety Device
What matters is the fact that guns are a more ideal weapon for safety. Gun control advocates may only focus on the crime committed with a gun, but they ignore all the crimes that were prevented because a gun toting citizen intervened. So the gun control law which is aimed at reducing crime is actually reducing the ability of the average American citizen to protect himself more effectively. If only the government would look at bringing in more effective laws for crime control, the whole scenario wouldn’t be so bleak.
Each year more than 14,000 homicides take place in the United States which are not carried out with a gun. This raises a lot of doubts about the effectiveness of the gun control laws. If a law is not useful or is actually harming us, why have it in the first place?
We don’t need more gun control laws… what we need is more availability to guns by law abiding citizens. Perhaps then, crime rates might go down.
I find it curious and disturbing to learn that government agencies are stockpiling huge amounts of ammunition. Back in March, the Department of Homeland Security purchased 450 million rounds of .40-caliber hollow point bullets. More recently, DHS has purchased another 750 million rounds of ammo. Even the Social Security Administration is set to purchase 174,000 rounds of hollow point bullets that will be delivered to 41 locations across the country. And, why would the National Weather Service want to purchase 16,000 rounds of .40 S&W jacketed hollow point bullets? What’s going on with all these government purchases of ammo and what do they plan to do with it?