Rogerian Argument - handguns in US

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For some time now the question of whether or not handguns should be legal to all

citizens has haunted our society. Is it morally right for anyone to carry a gun and shoot it

when they feel it to be necessary? Doesn't the second amendment still hold true today?

These question are ones that have been thrown back and forth between pro and anti gun

users for some time and will probably continue for some time longer.

There are people who say handguns in the home can only cause unneeded

accidents. There have been several incidents where a child in the household has mistaken

a gun for a toy and has injured themself or others. Also there have been occasions where

careless gun owners have left their guns loaded and someone was shoot accidentally.

Studies show that four people die each day because of accidental gun fire. Anti-gun users

have pointed out the fact that states who have relaxed their gun laws have had an increase

in homicides. Also the fact that more people have died from criminal use of guns than

people in the civil war.

Some feel it is extremely easy for just about anyone to get access to a handgun.

The laws in some states don't require a waiting period , several forms of identification, or

even a back round check. Anti-gun users feel that if handguns are illegal it may not be

impossible for criminals to obtain them but it would be much more difficult. If that were

true some believe there will be a drastic decrease in gang violence and armed robbery.

The ultimate argument pro-gun users have is the second amendment which states

an individuals right to keep and bear arms. They feel it is there right to be able to own a

gun to protect themselves from those who want to cause harm. If guns were outlawed

and criminals were still finding a way to access a gun the common citizen would be

helpless against them.

Pro-gunners are aware of the many accidental deaths caused by the misuse of guns,...
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