Dear Future President,
Imagine this: You are about to go to sleep and your husband/wife and kids are already asleep. When all of a sudden you hear the sound of glass shattering and a loud thump as something crashes to the ground. You sprint downstairs to see a mysterious masked man with a gun pointing right at your head. If only you had a gun in your house you could’ve protected yourself and the last thing you would have seen wouldn’t have been the man with the gun. Scenarios like this one and many others like this are the reason why gun control should be allowed.
Gun control is a big problem in the U.S. that affects people greatly. There’s tons of controversy over whether people should have the right to gun control or not. People who are for gun control believe that American citizens should have the right to have guns in their home legally whereas people against it want the opposite. The right to bear arms or otherwise known as the 2nd amendment is gun control and has always allowed guns in the home of American citizens since America was born. Seeing as it’s been with us for so long and is a very important, why should we get rid of it now?
The solution to gun control is actually quite simple; allow guns in people’s homes. Even though some people may object and say this causes more violence, isn't completely true. The people who break the law by killing won’t follow the law that there’s a ban on guns and will most likely find a way to get a gun in their possession. Along with this information research and common sense state that it’s not the gun that kills, it’s the person behind the gun. Research also states that “Based on production data from firearm manufactures, there were roughly 371 million firearms owned by private citizens and domestic law enforcement in the U.S. in 2014.” The article from the website “Justfacts.com” called “Gun Control” also states “Based on survey data from a 2000 study published in the in the “Journal of Quantitative Criminology”, U.S. citizens use guns to defend themselves and others from crime at least 989,883 times per year.” This research and my reasoning shows that by taking away innocent people’s right to bear arms you are taking away their protection too.
I know that some people might claim “What if a kid finds the gun?” or “What if two people get into a fight and it escalates?” Seeing it from these people’s point of view they don’t want violence. However, they don’t realize that if you are in danger, without gun control you won’t have any protection. That’s because a no to gun control isn’t a no to violence. It is reasonable that these people would fear that an innocent person would get shot because a dumb fight escalated, a kid found the gun and played around with it, or a bystander would accidentally get shot. To avoid this happening people would just simply need to correctly educate their kids on not to play with guns and how they are dangerous, not go around talking about how they have a gun in their house (basically keeping it a secret.), and to be careful who you’re around with it by paying attention to your surroundings. These are all ways to allow gun control and avoid all the problems that some people might say come with it.
As you can see there may be other more important issues you’re worried about, but gun control is an important easily solved problem. If you do allow gun control there will most likely be a lot of mixed feelings with it, but it’s worth it knowing that the people would be safer.