Running head: Week 8
A Problem That Needs To Be Solved.
An issue that seems to be on the rise more and more as time goes by is gun control. A lot of people believe that guns kill people. But I believe that careless people with guns kill people. No one ever said that guns killed Osama Bin Laden. It was the Navy Seals that caught him and killed him. And that is just one example. It was Benjamin Franklin who said “He who sacrifices freedom for security, deserves neither.” If you take all the guns away from Americans, there would be no deaths by guns and that is understandable. But if we as Americans have no way of protecting ourselves and the ones we love, then what is going to happen if the fight comes to our front door? What I mean is what if another country wants to come over here and take our freedoms away? There is a reason that there is an Amendment to give us the right to carry a gun. Everyone who opposes it, in my opinion isn’t thinking outside the box.
Let’s look at the crime rate in our Nation’s Capital as opposed to a state that really has no control laws. Arizona has minimal laws in concealed carry. The only people who have guns are cops and crooks. I will attach a spreadsheet with this paper that shows the statistics from 2009 and 2010.
There was a story a couple years back in Mesa Arizona, a man was at the ATM late at night and heard a scuffle from a distance. A police officer was trying to apprehend a criminal when the criminal was able to get the officers weapon away from him. The gentlemen at the ATM heard the criminal say “Say bye bye pig!” Luckily the man at the ATM was carrying a weapon. Drew it and told the man to drop the weapon. When he turned to point the gun at the man at the ATM, he shot and killed him. He saved the police officers life. Needless to say I can guarantee that man won’t get a speeding ticket in Mesa.
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