Gun Control Speech

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Gun control in the United States today is a very hot topic. Some people believe guns are a cause of violent crime acts. Today I am here to attempt to show that guns actually deter crime and that gun control has a negative effect on crime. As you can see in the 2nd amendment the right to keep and bear arms is necessary of a free state. It is not a privilege, like driving a car on the highway, but a necessary individual right given and protected by the Constitution of the United States. While I give this speech I’m going to be making a few statements I will back up and asking questions that I will attempt to answer. My first question being: Does banning guns decrease crime? Like I said earlier, gun control enthusiasts say that banning guns will decrease crime and keep citizens safer. Let me present to you an example of how safe a gun ban is. The United Kingdom has a semi-automatic and hand gun ban. Since this ban was enacted in 1997, crime hasn’t exactly dwindled. In fact, according to statistics from the U.K. government, the rate of rape in the U.K. is 100,000 people higher than the U.S. Not only is this higher but the rate of U.S. rapes has been dropping over the past seven years while the U.K.’s has risen over the past four. Violent crimes, as a whole, in the U.K. increased over the 2010 through 2011 years. Even with the United Kingdom’s gun ban their rate of violent crime has risen. If a criminal wants to do harm to someone they will find a way. They do not need a gun to do harm. However, if a citizen is in harm’s way a gun is a great way to protect one’s self from said criminal. According to a Gallup poll done in 2005, the number one reason people own guns in America is for protection. It is not hunting or target shooting, it is PROTECTION. If a criminal breaks into your home or tries to rob you on the street it is much easier to deter that criminal with a fire arm than without one. My next question will be: What is the effect of gun ownership on homicide...
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