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?
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.
A waiting period for gun ownership
Many states have set waiting periods before prospective gun owners are given access to a gun.
Assault weapons should be banned
With no application in hunting, assault weapons should not be available to civilians.
Mandatory training should be required for gun ownership
All gun owners should be effectively trained on how to be a responsible gun owner
A bump stock ban
Bump stocks, which effectively turn a semi-automatic weapon into a fully automatic weapon, should be prohibited.
Stringent background checks for gun ownership
Your eligibility to own a weapon should be decided by your past actions.
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.
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.
The power of the Second Amendment
Any limit would amount to a violation of the Second Amendment.
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.
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