I need help…In my American Govt class I have to do an essay on why guns should remain legal..?
Protection is one idea but I am going to need at least 3 or 4 with supporting evidence because the paper has to be at least 3 to 4 pages.
Here are some reasons you should do some research on, besides the obvious Second Amendment:
1. Demographic studies of the U.S. have shown that crime is lower in areas where there are more registered gun owners. CONCLUSION: Just having a firearm provides a deterrant for crime — potential criminals will think twice about messing with someone who is packing.
2. Over 56 million people were killed in the last century alone because of gun control laws in places like the former Soviet Union, China, Germany during the Hitler regime, Turkey during the Armenian genocide, Uganda during the reign of Idi Amin, etc. Think about that: 56 MILLION PEOPLE. If you wiped out the entire population of the States of California and New York, you’d still be 3 million people short. CONCLUSION: If the government takes guns away from private citizens, those citizens have no defense against a government that may (and often has) enforced its rule using lethal force.
3. About 3 or 4 years ago, the government of Australia ordered law-abiding citizens to surrender their firearms, a project that cost the Australian taxpayers over $500 million. The results are in from that great country: Homicides are up 32%, assaults are up 8.6%, and robberies are up 44%. In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are up 300%. The law-abiding citizens turned in their guns, but the criminals didn’t. CONCLUSION: Gun control laws don’t help deter crime; they make it worse.