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Thoughts on Gun Ownership in the U.S.

Are guns as dangerous as some seem to imply? Are they really a danger to society? This topic is very complicated. I can understand why some people are against gun ownership, why some prefer to own guns, and why others prefer to have stronger laws limiting gun ownership. Overall, guns were made to harm others, whether it’s shooting an animal or a human being. Yes, shooting has been associated by some as a sport and I wouldn’t say I’m against it. I would be a hypocrite if I did. Would the world be better off without guns? Probably. I live in the U.S. where gun ownership is more common than you may realize…

Guns can be useful. Knowing police offices carry guns with them can be intimidating. I’m not saying a criminal should be shot at, but the idea that it could happen may suppress potential criminals. I’m against police brutality, but police officers are only human so mistakes can be made and their mistakes can be life-threatening. Basically, people who carry guns, whether they are officers or not, should be highly trained. Not only that, but they should be mentally stable. I know gun owners are evaluated before they are able to own a gun, but the process should be more rigorous.

A mentally insane person can grab a knife and stab several people, but a mentally insane person who grabs a gun can injure hundreds of people. Guns exist and totally eradicating them from the U.S. is almost impossible. I hate to admit it, but we can’t become another Australia in just a few years. It’ll take several years if something is done exactly as it was done in Australia. What can I say? People love their guns. If it were me, I’d gladly give mine up, but I don’t own one.

I’m just so tired of all of these shootings. I know many people are as tired as I am. What can be done? Maybe limit the power gun sellers have? Isn’t that an idea? I know… I know it sounds crazy, but like I said, something needs to be done. The more power they have, the harder it will be to eradicate potential shootings.

If guns make a profit, why make it harder for people to own guns? Because it’s the right thing to do. Doesn’t humanity matter at all? If we can’t eradicate gun ownership, why not make it harder to own one and use full force against illegal gun ownership?

Most importantly, if we fix our education and produce well-rounded children, mass shootings wouldn’t be a problem in the future. Children won’t grow up thinking they hate the world.

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