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The reason that the idea of gun control exists is fear. Fear of the unknown and fear that the government can’t protect its citizens. Gun control is an attempt to stop gun violence in the U.S and to reassure its citizens that the government can still protect them. This idea is too farfetched. Most people would agree that a gun in their house is reinsurance that if someone breaks in to their house they might have a weapon to defend themselves.

The government failed at trying to make the people support this idea because the world is filled with uncertainty. If the government tries to even ban guns the people who commit crimes will always find a way to get them. The fact that many people can still get drugs is evidence that the government cannot stop smuggling. Then the “bad guys” would have guns and the “good guys” would have what…swords? O yea that is defiantly going to end well for the good guys. The government would have to restrict certain freedoms, such as YouTube and the gun fanatics like FpsRussia. They would also have to define when one can walk outside, to make sure that nothing bad happens to the citizens. Clearly, this is opposed by a lot of U.S. citizens.

Personally, I think that government is going about this in the complete opposite way, what if the right thing to do is support more people with guns. If more people are allowed to possess a concealed handgun, then our streets would be safer. Think of it this way, if someone walked into a theater with a Kevlar vest and a fully automatic rifle and twenty citizens pulled a gun on this person, then this person would probable surrender. Now obviously there needs to be a better class for concealed handguns, but if government is supports more people to own guns, then crime rates would reduce. However others think differently, like in my government class. Some of my fellow students think that the government can fix this dilemma, and my government class has taught me to see both sides of the story. So, yes the government could fix this troubling state, but it would be difficult from the statements made above. The government would need to completely change its image. Furthermore the  “Local and national authorities need to find ways to assure Americans that a safe society is one in which well-trained law enforcement is the best answer to controlling crime and assuring safety.”

Gun control is just an idea that is not going to move anywhere due to the sheer number of opposing citizens. Government has tried to implicate this idea, but the government has failed again at trying to assure its citizens that gun control is smart and that they can always protect us. Perhaps the government can support guns instead of scorning them.

link:http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/03/05/americas-gun-culture-needs-to-change-column/1965495/

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