Should we have gun control?

There are more than 300,000,000 guns in the United States. Guns have claimed the lives of more American citizens than all the wars since the American revolution put together. With guns holding a unique place in the American psyche, should there be measures in place to limit gun ownership? What should these measures look like?

Gun ownership should be controlled

The Second Amendment doesn't grant unlimited rights. The government can limit ownership in some cases.

A bump stock ban is needed

Bump stocks, which effectively turn a semi-automatic weapon into a fully automatic weapon, should be prohibited.

Stringent background checks for gun ownership should be mandatory

Your eligibility to own a weapon should be decided by your past actions.

Mandatory training should be required for gun ownership

All gun owners should be effectively trained on how to be a responsible gun owner

Gun ownership should be limited to those over 21

Only those over the age of 21 should be permitted to own a firearm.

Assault weapons should be banned

With no application in hunting, assault weapons should not be available to civilians.

There should be a waiting period for gun ownership

Many states have set waiting periods before prospective gun owners are given access to a gun.

Guns should not be restricted in any way

It is every American's constitutional right to bear arms. The government has no right to limit gun ownership.

The Second Amendment is a fundamental guarantee of individual liberty

Any limit would amount to a violation of the Second Amendment.

Guns don't kill people, people kill people

Automobiles kill more people every year than guns, but we don't talk about banning them.

Banning guns will ensure only criminals have access to them

Bad guys can always have access to guns even if it’s illegal. So you have to allow good guys to buy guns to defend themselves.

Only the state should be allowed firearms

Only the police and the army should be permitted to own firearms.

Gun control is a public health issue

Guns cause premature deaths. They should be treated as a public health problem.
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