The question whether we need gun control laws at all is sometimes posed by people who are opposed to making the present gun control laws tighter. These people argue that the concept of gun control will be an anomaly in a democracy. If we accept this logic, we cannot have any law at all in a democracy because all laws seek to impose some kind of control on the people. Such a situation will only lead to anarchy. Democracy has the responsibility to prevent anarchy. The objective of gun control laws is not to prevent people from owning guns but to prevent anarchy. Placing reasonable restrictions on gun ownership cannot be considered an infringement on the freedom of people. Anyone who looks at gun control facts will understand the need for making the task of gun control more effective by making the laws tighter. Everyday, we come across gun death statistics in the newspapers which make us feel disturbed. If we make an honest effort to weigh the gun control pros and cons, we can only conclude that gun control is the need of the hour. Gun crime statistics show that the United States has a proportionately higher number of guns. The fact that the United States which contributes only to 5 percent of the population of the world has about 50 percent of the privately owned guns of the world is enough to settle the gun control debate in favor of stronger gun control. The information that countries that have fewer guns also have fewer murders and other severe crimes adds strength to the case for gun control. People who are in favor of unrestricted gun ownership but are against any kind of control on gun ownership use the right given by the 2nd amendment to own and bear guns as a point in their favor. What they fail to see is that 99 percent of this law was created based on the inputs received from people with no college education. A right based on such a weak foundation cannot be considered absolute. Unfortunately, opponents of gun control are resorting to unethical means to further their cause. For example, some legislators who are loyal to the NRA (National Rifles Association) are found to be creating rules that will have the effect of preventing organizations like the CDC even from studying gun violence. these people are not willing to accept gun control.
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