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Brown 1 Amanda Brown ENG 3U1 Mr Cook 5 April 2002 Firearms in America An Invitation to Murder Every 2 years since 1988 more Americans are slayed due to gunshot on their own soil than the entire number of American casualties during the Vietnam War The time has come that we realize the fact that firearms are unnecessary to civilians and should be forbidden While many pro-gun activists allege that firearm issues need not be dealt with at this time that everything is fine they are gravely mistaken With an estimated two hundred fifty million firearms currently circulating in America attributed to over thirty-six million deaths per year it is our obligation as citizens of humanity to put an end to the needless deaths while we have the chance These pro-gun activists such as the NRA National Rifle Association are convinced the right to bear arms is inalienable and an important part of the American culture and should not change They will also argue that having many guns in a country acts as a deterrent to crime having iron bars on a window and car alarms can be likened to guns all being means of protection In a last attempt to win their argument one may plead that the simple fact is not that the firearm is bad but rather the media which glorifies and ennobilizes the use of firearms against each other Controversely any human being possessing a faith in the mental stability of our race would take time out to think and realize that these activists make sense only to the ill-minded The Amendments to the United States Constitution were written in 1791 and the lifestyles of Americans have made day to night changes in the past two hundred years In this day and age when nearly all people live in urbanized areas the chance of attack by an animal is nearly non-existent Furthermore prior to the day when
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