Many Americans believe guns are dangerous and should be banned from the country. America has the highest rate of gun homicide, and also the highest rate of gun ownership in the world. There has always been a debate about gun ownership. People tend to disagree about citizens being allowed to own guns and keep them at their houses, or be able to have concealed permits to carry hand guns with them when they go out.
I think that Americans should be able to own guns to protect themselves in dangerous situations, or to protect their homes from thieves, intruders, or killers. Gun rights are granted by the second amendment of the constitution which says, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed” Another thing is that guns and weapons are part of American life and to take that away would bring many unhappy people.
One of the reasons, making stricter gun laws or banning guns from Americans won’t stop criminals from getting their hands on guns. There are other countries that have a near total ban on ownership of guns but criminals just smuggle guns into their country just like drugs are smuggle. Besides, criminal could possibly manufacture their own guns.
Another reason of why we need guns is for hunting. Hunting is part of American life. People need guns such as large caliber hunting rifles to take big game animals. Also, guns like small concealable handguns allow weaker people such as the elderly or women to protect themselves from stronger people who might attack them.
In conclusion, I think Americans should have the right to own guns. A gun is a useful tool for hunters or for people just trying to protect their homes, their families, or themselves from intruders or from people meaning to do harm.