Gun Should Never Be Revoked Essay

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Our Right to Bear Arms Should Never be Revoked

The United States has the highest firearm rate per capita in the world. For every one hundred residents there are ninety firearms. The next closest country is Yemen with an ownership rate of nearly fifty-five per one hundred residents. For even more perspective consider this; the United States is home to less than five percent of the world’s population but is home to roughly thirty- five to fifty percent of civilian owned firearms (Rogers, 2012). With such a high concentration of firearms owned there is no wonder the news is full of armed robberies, murders, and mass shootings showing up on a regular basis. At least that is what the liberal leaders and media want the citizens to believe but that could not be further from the truth. Firearms reduce the crime rate by over twenty percent annually (Agresti and Smith, 2015). Our 2nd amendment rights are always under fire and each mass shooting that occurs adds fuel to the fire; but banning firearms will not only fail in stopping mass shootings; it will increase crime and also make the country more unsafe.
Each mass shooting or high profile murder with a firearm that arises in the news kindles a growing fire that wants to destroy our Second Amendment rights. It is reported that there were one hundred and ten mass shootings between 2009 and 2014 (Everytown for Gun Safety, 2014). That is a down right disturbing fact and no wonder that there are movements for a ban on…

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