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"The existence of some 260 million guns (of which perhaps 60 million are handguns) increases the death rate in this country. We do not have drive-by poisonings or drive-by knifings, but we do have drive-by shootings. Easy access to guns makes deadly violence more common in drug deals, gang fights and street corner brawls." You just said that having so many guns brings more violence and more homicides!!!
Yeah you just looked at the rifles, if you looked better you could've seen that in 2011 the number of handguns used to commit a murder were 6,222 people, and if you see the total amount of guns used to commit a murder or a homicide, the number is 12,664 people.
People with firearms are at risk of being shot. Based from the study conducted by Charles Branas PhD, he said that those persons who are carrying a weapon for defending themselves are 4.5 times more at risk to be shot in an assault compared to those crime victims who don’t have a gun. It means that a gun might not be the most efficient and reliable type of self-protection. It is also believed that most people with weapons are not trained adequately to use them.
On June 26, 2008, in a closely watched, far-reaching decision, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the D.C. law, ruling that it violated the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which 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.” In the court’s majority opinion, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia wrote: “We are aware of the problem of handgun violence in this country, and we take seriously the concerns raised by the many amici who believe that the prohibition of handgun ownership is a solution.... But the enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table.”
Even self defense has a limit:
Thirteen shootings were legally justifiable or an act of self-defense, including three that involved law enforcement officers acting in the line of duty. For every time a gun in the home was used in a self-defense or legally justifiable shooting, there were four unintentional shootings, seven criminal assaults or homicides, and 11 attempted or completed suicides.
Each year in the United States, approximately 30,000 people, or 80 per day, die from gun violence. True, guns don't kill people; people kill people. In the United States, however, people kill people by using guns. The murder rate in America is 15 times higher than in other first-world countries; the majority of these murders are committed with guns. As for the notion that guns are necessary in order to defend oneself from an intruder with a gun: One study of three U.S. cities revealed that injuries involving guns kept at home almost always resulted from accidental firings, criminal assaults, homicides and suicides by the residents, not self-defense scenarios. In October the American Academy of Pediatrics reminded us, “The safest home for children and teens is one without guns.”
Another mother lost her son by a gun shoot out. Jodi Sandoval is a mother, she has a story that states her son being killed. Her son's friend took out the gun, from his pocket and pointed at him, the friend pulled the trigger and killed Jodi’s son.
You guys said that you can use guns for hunting, many times cases of such unfortunateness arrive. Proving that the second Amendment should be band.
A story was told about a father losing her daughter, while he was hunting. In Georgia, Cassie Culpepper, 11, was riding in the back of a pickup with her 12-year-old brother and two other children. Her brother started playing with a pistol his father had lent him to scare coyotes. Believing he had removed all the bullets, he pointed the pistol at his sister and squeezed the trigger. It fired, and blood poured from Cassie’s mouth.
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