Attitudes for and Against Personal Firearms

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Legal personal possession of a firearm is a very touchy subject in this day and age. There are two distinct attitudes towards personal forearm possession laws in the United States and they are obvious; those for and those against. Both sides of this longstanding argument similarly have supporters who are extremely passionate about each individual’s rights or lack thereof, to possess a personal firearm for protection or other reasons. In the same way that detractors of personal firearm possession see their side as controlling irresponsible gun possession by untrained and immature users, the supporters of allowing for personal firearms see their side as controlling irresponsible possession of guns by those whose only use for them is to break more laws. Each of the groups recruits local support in the form of politicians, successful alum or famous athletes or actors to support their stance on the issue. Supporters of gun control and not allowing personal possession of a firearm cite the violence and street justice that laws allowing will bring, whereas supporters for personal possession of a firearm contend that this will do just the opposite and reduce crime and violence. Those against allowing personal firearm possession also contend that this will lead to more firearms on the streets, in the wrong hands, more crime at gunpoint and, ultimately more deaths as a result of the allowance of them. On the other hand, supporters for allowing personal firearms continually point out that criminals get firearms at will right now against the laws, are often better equipped than police themselves and would be more deterred to commit crimes if they knew their average American citizen might legally possess a weapon that can be used against them. While it’s true that gun laws now seem to keep the population of guns out of the average person’s hands, conversely it also…...

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