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What are the positions on gun control?

There are more than 300,000,000 guns in the United States. Guns have claimed the lives of more American citizens than all the wars since the American revolution put together. With guns holding a unique place in the American psyche, should there be measures in place to limit gun ownership? What should these measures look like?

Gun ownership should be controlled

The Second Amendment doesn't grant unlimited rights. The government can limit ownership in some cases.

Gun ownership should be limited to those over 21

Only those over the age of 21 should be permitted to own a firearm. Explore

A waiting period for gun ownership

Many states have set waiting periods before prospective gun owners are given access to a gun. Explore

Assault weapons should be banned

With no application in hunting, assault weapons should not be available to civilians. Explore

Mandatory training should be required for gun ownership

All gun owners should be effectively trained on how to be a responsible gun owner Explore

A bump stock ban

Bump stocks, which effectively turn a semi-automatic weapon into a fully automatic weapon, should be prohibited. Explore

Stringent background checks for gun ownership

Your eligibility to own a weapon should be decided by your past actions. Explore

Guns should not be restricted in any way

It is every American's constitutional right to bear arms. The government has no right to limit gun ownership.

Guns don't kill people, people kill people

Automobiles kill more people every year than guns, but we don't talk about banning them. Explore

Good guys with a gun versus bad guys with a gun

Bad guys can always have access to guns even if it’s illegal. So you have to allow good guys to buy guns to defend themselves. Explore

The power of the Second Amendment

Any limit would amount to a violation of the Second Amendment. Explore

Only the state should be allowed firearms

Only the police and the army should be permitted to own firearms.

Gun control is a public health issue

Guns cause premature deaths. They should be treated as a public health problem. Explore
This page was last edited on Monday, 30 Mar 2020 at 06:55 UTC