Guns and Cons

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Do you know that more than 300 million firearms are owned by civilians in the United States? Or did you read about the assault in the movie premiere in Colorado? Don't you think they have already passed the limits? Then, we are on the same page. I am for the idea that gun ownership in United States should be tightly controlled due to some reasons such as; the dangerous and chaotic environment for people, increase of unlicensed gun ownership and increase in rates of young people committing suicide.

First of all, letting people make uncontrolled gun purchases creates a dangerous and chaotic environment for other people. In my opinion, people having gun with them are so many that, it is dangerous to wander in public places such as; streets and parks, because when people especially 18 or 19 year old people have guns, anything can happen anytime. If we consider the rate of young people with guns increase every other day, inevitable events occur. For example, at the premiere of "Batman" in Colorado in summer 2012, a 24 year old gunman opened fire on the people in the theater in the middle of the movie and killed 12 people there. In fact, that is when the government started to consider the gun laws, but the issue is still suspended.

Secondly, because there is no limit of guns a person can own legally, gun dealers are now as common as drug dealers and this increases the unlicensed gun ownership. I think that, lots of people with uncontrolled number of guns cause so many problems for police departments for the reason that, it is so difficult to identify guns and their owners during a case. For instance, a common type of gun and ammo is difficult to identify in addition, it is easy to purchase it from dealers. Normally, guns are joined together to a license of a person and policemen check the license to find the owner of the gun, but if you purchase it from a dealer, it doesn't join to your license. Therefore, policemen are only able to check the first and the only...
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