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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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Outlaws With Guns

Written by Matt on April 19, 2007 – 1:07 am -

When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns
-Unknown

The politically correct way to prevent shootings such as those at Virginia Tech is completely banning guns of any kind. Furthermore, I, of course, oppose gun control of any kind. Our second Amendment states “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” The Bill of Rights, or the first ten Amendments, came into effect December 15, 1791. Congress threw the second Amendment in there for a reason; it wasn’t to make it easy for criminals to have guns, but actually to keep the public armed so that if necessary, could protect themselves from either our own government, if necessary, or a foreign threat.

Many people state that if owning a gun was illegal, or even harder to accomplish, crime and violence rates would plummet. This has no evidence to support it. For one thing, it was illegal for the kid to have the two guns on the campus. He didn’t care about the laws, because he wasn’t worried about what would happen if he violated them. Criminals are just that, criminals. They violate the law. Another thing, if guns were illegal, then you would start to see crime for the guns. Right now narcotics are illegal in the U.S., and you see many crimes committed to get the to whom is buying them. If guns were illegal, you would start to see crimes committed to get the guns to buyers. If there is a demand, there will be a supply.

One might state that less guns on the street equals less crime, yet even this is false. Kennesaw, Georgia has a law that states, with a few exceptions, that every household in the county 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. Yet in 1996 it had over 13,000 citizens, no small number. Furthermore, of the three murders, two of them were with knives. In Kennesaw, crime rate is extremely low, and I will explain why. Imagine if you were a thief. Imagine that you knew one house had an owner with a gun inside at the current comment, and then you also knew that a house on the other side of the block had an owner without a gun. Thinking for your own life, which house would you rob? Unless your motive was to steal the gun and sell it, you would of course have chosen house number two. In Kennesaw, people think before they do something. They know that if they break the law, they could easily lose their life during the process of breaking it. After all, I would rather have a gun and not need it, rather to need a gun and not have it.


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