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Blood Guns

Written by Matt on October 13, 2007 – 1:51 pm -

After a recent shooting at a school, it has once again caused people to talk of gun control. I oppose gun control because the right to bear arms was given to us for a reason. Contrary to popular belief, an armed population is necessary for the well-being of a society. Often, gun control actually causes increases in violence in crime. After all, when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.

The II Amendment was written for a for a reason. It allows us, as civilians, to posses guns. Not only do guns allow you to defend yourself from criminals, but also from the government. The II Amendment was written to protect the general population from our own government. Unless a society can defend itself from its own government, that government has total control over its populace. “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in their government,” -Thomas Jefferson. Without guns, how can a society oppress oppression?

Not only does the II Amendment protect us from ourselves, but also from threats from foreign governments. To an invading force, an armed populace means greater resistance. In WWII, Japanese Admiral Yamamoto stated: “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.” Although a national military can be extremely efficient against invasions, an armed society only strengthens a country’s defense.

Contrary to popular belief, sometimes the more guns a population has, the safer the people actually are. In Kennesaw, Georgia, there is a law that states every household must own and maintain a firearm. The law went into effect in 1982. Between 1982 and 1999, there was a total of three murders in the county, two of which were with knives. In Switzerland, every man is issued an assault rifle , and the crime rate is lower than it is in England, where handguns and most rifles are outlawed. When people can fight back, a criminal thinks twice before committing a crime. “One man with a gun can control 100 without one,” -Lenin

I oppose gun control because guns provide security for the civilian population. Without guns, anyone can control them however they want. Guns are like , as long as someone wants them, there will be a supply for them. Outlawing guns means that only people violating the law will have them, and only preventing law-abiding citizens from possessing them.


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One Comment to “Blood Guns”

  1. Kyle Brooks Says:

    Hey.

    I totally, honestly and fully agree with you.

    On that same token, I disagree with the war on “”.

    Note the quote around “drugs”. Drugs can do literally anything, and it is senselessly irrational to ban a drug just because it has an “interesting effect”.

    Also, drugs will always be here in one form or another.

    - Kyle Brooks

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