Top 10 Reasons Why Guns Should Not Be Banned in the United States

This list is not intended to incite controversy, but to foster an even-sided debate.

The US Constitution’s Second Amendment reads: “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.”

The issue of gun control is global, but since it is most controversial in the United States of America, that nation is referred to most in the following entries.

The Top Ten

1 It violates the second amendment

This list is stupid, guns SHOULD be banned in the US! I mean, why else do you think there has been so many incidents the last couple of years? - darthvadern

The real question is how many people against gun laws actually read the second amendment - Nonpointed

Okay I’m all for the second amendment but they need to tweak it. There should be enforced background checks or something - Gametheorysucks

2 Guns don't kill people, people kill people

But guns make it easier for people to kill people, just saying - cjWriter1997

This is a point that people bring up, and I completely agree, making it harder to get the tools used for shooting will mean that there won't be as much shooting, there is very little reason to own a gun. - kempokid

Guns when handed to the wrong people kill people... - SomePersonYouHate

Exactly! If you ban guns, people will just find something else to kill with. - RaccoonCartoon

In the UK, gun laws are a thousand times more strict than in the USA. Usually firearm ownership is restricted to sport rifles and shotguns subject to a license, and is very heavily regulated by authorities - as a result, the UK's gun homicide rates are amongst the lowest in the world, thereby proving that gun crime can be greatly prevented without having to ban firearms altogether.

With mass murders involving guns like the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and the notorious Columbine High School massacre shocking the nation and beyond, it's clear that the USA's current situation regarding gun ownership is unacceptably lenient. Unless there's serious changes, such as new laws similar to the UK's firearm regulations, such tragedies are only doomed to claim innocent lives again and again. - Entranced98

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3 It won't stop people from killing each other

No-matter what, people will always find a way to kill others. I bet someone was killed with a spoon once! I live in Australia and guns are banned there (unless you're a hunter) but people do sometimes break into stores with a baseball bat, a shovel or a knife. - RaccoonCartoon

True, but at least their will be less mass shootings and all. People will always be cruel, doesn't mean we shouldn't at least try. - cjWriter1997

Even so banning them seems like a good way to stop school shootings. - SomePersonYouHate

But it there will be less mass shootings if guns are banned! - darthvadern

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4 They are a great tool for self-defense

You don't need a gun for self defense, that's overkill. As well as this, the time it would take to get your gun, load it, aim it and shoot it directly at whoever you're defending against, it will be too late in most cases. If you are really that worried about self defense, then learn a martial art of some sort, it won't help against someone else with a gun, but if you are learn enough of it, you can even take on people with a knife. - kempokid

The self-defense arguments just seems petty to me. You're not in an action movie, the chance of actually gunning down the killer in a adrenaline filled situation is a lot lower than you think. You have to got to be a really good marksman to shoot the killer fatally. - cjWriter1997

Just having one in your possession is good self defense because think about it. If the shooter knows that you have a gun they are less likely to shoot you because they know that you could fire back. - Gametheorysucks

There are other things you can use for self-defense! - darthvadern

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5 Gun possession is too widespread to be reversed

Not true at all. - SomePersonYouHate

6 People who like killing target unarmed people

THIS is the biggest issue with shooters. Most of them are actually cowards. They will shoot unarmed people, but if they see someone with a weapon as well, they will most likely fare not as well. Having JUST ONE method of defense (and it doesn't have to be a gun either) will make a shooter less likely to target you. - Nonpointed

I accept murder of bad unarmed people though.

So? - SomePersonYouHate

7 Laws don't apply to criminals anyway

Yes they do... every law passed applies to everyone including criminals. - SomePersonYouHate

8 It's un-American

So it's American to want have a weapon that can end lives? - SomePersonYouHate

Yah, 'Muricans love their guns... - cjWriter1997

9 Countries that have gun regulations have more crime

Definitely true that many European countries have higher rates of violent street crime than the US. Also, it you take away the half-dozen worst "inner cities", the US is an extremely safe place. Google and Wikipedia are your friends on these statistics. Not quite the same thing, but the suicide rate of numerous European nations is also higher than the US, and the suicide rate in Japan and South Korea, that have zero guns, is more than double.

Without any evidence or facts to support this claim, I can't really believe this. Try giving some sources for your info. - cjWriter1997

Sorry, but I disagree. I usually support guns, but this is false. - RaccoonCartoon

10 Countries with gun regulations are more prone to terrorist attacks

Let's see where's your evidence of this accusation? As far as I'm concerned you're pulling this argument out of your ass. - SomePersonYouHate

Very true. During WW2, Japanese military leadership decided against even short incursions onto the US mainland, specifically because they feared the fact that most US households had at least one gun in them.

The Contenders

11 Banning guns will only increase their demand in the black market.

This heightened competition will make a bad situation worse. Guns will be smuggled and delivered in secrecy and the perception of seeing someone with a gun will be dangerously low. In addition, those with an obsession to guns will get into the black market and find himself invested in shady businesses. - CrimsonShark

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1. It violates the second amendment
2. Guns don't kill people, people kill people
3. It won't stop people from killing each other
1. It violates the second amendment
2. Laws don't apply to criminals anyway
3. People who like killing target unarmed people


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