Americans are dying every day because of the killing machines that our government is handing out to us. Guns are the #1 method of death by homicide and suicide in the US. They are rarely used in self-defense, they are often stolen by criminals, and by getting rid of guns, we would get rid of gun tragedies. Without gun control, American civilians will keep dying and that’s on us. Therefore, private civilians should not have the right to own guns in the United States.? Getting rid of guns would get rid of gun deaths. “About two-hundred Americans go to emergency rooms everyday with gunshot wounds.” a study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Seventy-three thousand people could be saved from the traumatic experience. What about school shootings and terrorist attacks? More than eight-hundred people were injured while enjoying a Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas in 2017 and fifty-nine died, all because a man with a few guns was having a bad week. In February of 2018, 17 students and staff died at their school in Parkland, Florida, just because a student wanted to try out his new AR-15. There have been twenty-three school shootings in 2018 alone. Europe once a had school shooting like the US, but they don’t have them anymore. Is it safe to go to school without gun control?
Guns are rarely used in self-defense. Of the eighty-four million, four hundred, ninety-five thousand, five hundred, property crimes committed between 2007 and 2011, only 0.12% of victims protected themselves with use or a threat of use of a firearm. Guns are not worth all the damage that they cause. Lives are ruined and taken away so a measly percent of a percentage can use their firearm to protect themselves. You can save one, or you can save hundreds of thousands.? Legally owned guns are often stolen and used by criminals. If you think a background check will fix all the problems, you’re wrong. In the last decade, over 2.5 million guns have been stolen from US homes/vehicles during property crimes, that makes a yearly average of two hundred thirty two thousand, four hundred.
That’s over two hundred thousand now illegal guns floating around the streets of your country, not knowing who has one, why they stole it, or who their next victim is. This next statement was from a website that is against gun control, “People without guns are assaulted or murdered daily by criminals who have guns.” Let me ask you this, why did our government give those criminals an easy way to get a gun?? My opponent may say that we are allowed to bear arms under the 2nd amendment. I agree with that statement. Our 2nd amendment reads, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bare arms, shall not be infringed.” This amendment gives us no right to keep and bare arms on any normal occasion, but only in emergencies to supplement a regular army when ours is inoperative. If we are not in a war, we do not need guns.? The US gun homicide rate is twenty five times higher than any other high income country in the world. Seriously, you can buy a gun at Walmart, without any background check, for as little as a hundred dollars. What does it have to come to for things to change??
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