The argument on gun control has been a heated debate for years. On one side there are people who believe guns are the problem with murder, and on the other side people believe that people are the problem. The people for gun control believe restricting guns will reduce crime and people against gun control know that gun restrictions won’t keep the people using them for harm from getting them. Instead of reducing crime, gun control laws actually increase crime. There should not be gun control laws in America because, laws don’t apply to criminals, armed civilians help against bad guys, and the Second Amendment goes against any gun control. If there are gun control laws, the criminals are happier because that means people who follow the laws will be defenseless against them.
Criminals already don’t buy firearms lawfully through the black market, gun control laws cannot do anything against criminals buying off the black market. However, citizens who follow the laws of the land would be affected by these laws and would be left defenseless against criminals. There are higher crime rates in states with gun laws than states without gun laws. This is because criminals take advantage of people who can’t fight back.
So if anything, laws on gun control only help criminals. Armed civilians can stop or slow down shooters and criminals. A good example of this occurred in a Texas shooting. The shooter, Devin Kelley had killed twenty six churchgoers on a Sunday.
Stephen Willeford, the former National Rifle Association instructor lived right next to the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Spring. He heard the gun shots and grabbed his rifle and went out to see what what was going on, he ran into the shooter and shot his in the leg and them in the torso. Kelley dropped his gun and ran from the scene in his car.
This rampage of Kelley could’ve been much worse if Willeford, an armed civilian, wasn’t there to help. The Second Amendment states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This means that the government cannot take away our guns, we have the right to bear arms, and we cannot let the government try to. All the government wants is more control and thats exactly what we don’t want. Everything the government gets ahold of gets corrupt. We have the right to be able to protect ourselves if a man, army, or even animal is attacking us and that should never be taken away.
Gun control laws should not ever be put into place. The laws don’t even affect criminals, civilians with guns help stop bad guys, and America needs the Second Amendment to protect itself.