Guns are inherent in the United States. The gun culture stems from America's colonial history,
revolutionary roots, and the second amendment of the US constitution. The constitution declares
that controlled governance is essential to maintain the security of a free state; thus, people are
allowed to bear and keep arms. Gun owners claim that firearms ownership enhances their sense
of freedom. However, legalizing guns has adverse consequences such as gun violence, gun
deaths or homicide, and domestic violence.
Firstly, the possession of guns in public places can increase the risk of gun violence.
Hartargues that consumption of alcohol can result in gun violence, thus allowing possession of
firearms in sports stadiums and bars can accelerate the risk of gun violence (5). Gun legislation
would reduce gun-related crimes. Hence, more laws should be enacted to regulate the possession
of guns in public places, which often result in crimes.
Secondly, enacting laws to control guns can reduce the rate of gun deaths and homicide.
A survey conducted by Nemerovshows an increase in murders and unintentional deaths.
Consequently, guns were the primary source of these deaths. An increase in the suicide rate
results from an increase in firearm ownership. Therefore, enacting laws that regulate gun
ownership is vital to reduce firearm suicide.
Notably, in the united states, five women are killed with guns every day. The probability
of killing women during domestic violence increases tremendously, with the presence of a
firearm. A study conducted by Rapchakshows that 86% of women were murdered with firearms
by their partners. American women are prone to homicide and domestic violence; thus, guns
should not be legalized in the united states.
In conclusion, guns should not be legalized in the united states to reduce gun-related
violence, deaths, and crimes. Policy implementation concerning firearm possession would help
reduce the chances of firearm injuries.
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Nemerov, Howard Ross. "Yes, it's time to talk about gun control." It's Time to Talk About Gun
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Rapchak, Marcia. "Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues." Reference Reviews (2013)