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Gun control has been an issue for a long time Gun control is the government limitation of the purchase and ownership of firearms The availability of guns is controlled by nations and localities throughout the world In the US the right of the people to keep and bear arms is guaranteed by the Constitution but has been variously interpreted Some states and localities have enacted strict licensing and other control measures The issue is gun control and the following arguments present the pros and cons of the debate PRO- those who are for gun control favor the banning of privately owned guns They believe the result well be a huge drop in violence and the saving of many lives Not only would accidents be prevented if there were no legally owned guns but it would be harder for criminals to get hold of guns If there are fewer guns in public hands there are fewer guns to steal All of society would benefit Gun control advocates believe that the enormous cost of police medical and social services needed to deal with gun-related problems would drop sharply CON- those who are against gun control favor the private ownership of guns They often point out that guns dont kill people do They see violent people as the real problem And they claim that if there were no guns in the hands of the public such dangerous people would find other weapons Gun-owner groups feel that banning guns would have no effect on criminal use Criminals own guns now They wont change their ways just because the laws change These groups pint out that if legally owned guns were banned only the criminals would be unprotected In my opinion I think there should in fact be strict laws on purchasing guns so that they dont fall into the wrong hands I do favor gun control and fell that there should be strict actions in preventing
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