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Tyler Onuska
11/4 online discussion
Fri Nov 4, 2011 4:57pm
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There are a few topics that I am considering writing about for the argument paper. One topic that I might write about would be the second amendment, or the right to bear arms. I believe that people should have the right to bear arms, as long as they use them for the right reasons, such as using a weapon to protect your house.
Some people may argue that the second amendment promotes violence, and that if people have easy access to guns, then there would be more gun violence and deaths because of it. I disagree. Those who will use guns for the wrong reasons, and intentionally break the law and put other people's lives at risk would be willing to find a gun whether it is legal to have one or not. Getting rid of the second amendment only takes guns away from the law abiding citizens in the country who want weapons for recreational purposes, or to protect their families.
Others may also argue that with weapons readily available for purchase, there will be more murders every year because of easy access to guns. This is also incorrect. Texas is the state in which it is easiest to own a weapon. There are no state registrations of firearms in Texas, so you can literally go to a pawn shop, show your ID, and buy a weapon. It is that easy. In other states, you must apply for a gun license, and jump though a few hoops and sign a few papers before you are able to own a gun. Still, even though it is so easy to gain access to a gun in Texas, the state is still 17th on the list of states with the most murders per year. That statistic alone shows that having guns readily accessible by the people does not mean that there will be more violence among citizens. I think that if everybody is able to carry a weapon, those who want to do harm to others, or maybe break into someoneís house, would think twice due to the fact that they may be carrying a gun.

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