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Do Guns Make Society Safer or More Violent?

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by Ibrahim neko, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. Ibrahim neko

    Ibrahim neko New Member

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    To advocates of strict gun control, many people believe that restricting access to guns would make society safer. The opposing argument is that gun control only takes guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens and does nothing to prevent criminals from obtaining them illegally.

    The two sides manage to find all kinds of studies and statistics to support their respective arguments, but still the debate rages on. Violent incidents today are often used as excuses for people to add fuel to the flames of this ongoing debate. What is your opinion?
     
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    lolu0259 New Member

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    Guns have there role to play in maintaining public peace, eapecially when wielded by the body that maintains peace. However, when the public are getting access to guns, it can cause a civil chaos. Gun rules and control ahould be enforced. I actually feel technology has done more harm than good.
     
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    To take guns away from the every day, law abiding citizen is complete nonsense. That would be taking away the right to protect yourself. It makes no sense to allow criminals, which are not too keen on following the law and respecting the stricter gun control laws, to be able to get away with even more acts of crime because nobody is armed. Statistics show that less than 0.01% of deaths are a result of guns. More people die from cars than that! To take away guns would be as illogical to taking away forks. Not many people die from them, but it is possible if it gets in the right hands, so we should just remove them all together. That makes no sense. Guns are not harming people. The people behind the guns are the ones harming people, and it is both unfair and illogical for that to take away the right to protect one's self and those around them because of people who are not going to follow the law anyways.
     
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    Do cars make our world better or wors? Or are cars dead machines? Its allways the human who have the control about the gun. When an animal want to eat the human than is a weapon very useful, but when a man is angry and doesn,t have the control of himself than it could be very dangerous. I would suggest that everybody who wants a gun should do a psychological test for proofing that he is normal and not a psychopath. Look the difference from America to Canada. Both countrys have the same amount of weapons at home and look what happen in USA and how the people of Canada are handling their weapons. I don,t hear some news about weapon accidents in Canada, but in USA its nearly everyday something wrong with weapons.
     
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    I asked someone who lives in England, who was planning a trip to the United States, if they owned a gun. They said they don't because they don't need to. But they also said that when they come here they will want one because they feel they will have to protect themselves.

    Sometimes to answer a question like this, it helps to get the perspective of others who do not live here. And the perspective of foreigners says that America is a violent country. The statistics, when put aside other countries, prove that perspective to be true and that truth comes from guns.

    Therefore, to say that a country with zero guns is just as prone to be just as violent than a country with guns is delusional at best.
     
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    Plainly and simply, take the guns and there's no need for guns. The world would be a much safer place without guns. Mankind didn't always have guns to utilize and look how far we've come without them.
     
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    The main issue I see with this approach is that criminals, those who are willing to obtain the said guns by any means, will always find a way to arm themselves no matter how strict the regulations. It's true that relying on armed peacekeeping from police, military, and perhaps private agencies does work; however, there'll always be situations in which any kind of professional, state approved peacekeeping won't be around -- and the people will be left to defend themselves in any way they can.

    Do you see my point?
     

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