Taking a look at a piece written by procon.org, that details the pros of gun control and the issues with guns that aren’t controlled, we can clearly see that we need to control guns. “The United States has 88.8 guns per 100 people, or about 270,000,000 guns, which is the highest total and per capita number in the world. 22% of Americans own one or more guns.” That goes to show that a lot more people have a gun, probably more than you thought so. Now, out of that 88.8 people, how many were screened or even vaguely checked out.
This piece is a great look at both sides of the argument. The “con” side seems to offer arguments that are far fetched like protection from the government and foreign invaders, which are a bit out of line considering the billions of dollars we spend on self-defense annually. The “pro” side of the argument is backed with valid points that entail the importance of saving lives.
Getting rid of guns in all would be out of line and unfair; but what we want are strict regulations in order to secure others don’t have firearms. If you deserve a gun, then you can be awarded one, but with proper background checks.