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The legalization of concealed weapons for the purpose of self protection has andwill decrease the number of gun related crimes. Guns were not invented for the purposeof robbing a bank, or mugging someone in a dark alley. Guns were not invented bycriminals or by people looking for a way to murder or intimidate. The invention of thegun was directed at making hunting easier and eventually was used in war to defend ourcountry.
The first guns, or mortars were cannons. These weapons were used to defendcities in the early 1400s. The French were the first to use cannons in mobile warfare. Andin recent wars guns have provided the artillary to defend inocent countries againstterrorist. What is so wrong with self defense?If someone has the intent to murder, mug, or rape an innocent person, gun lawswill not stop that person.The only thing that a gun law does is to take away the right ofgood citizens like us to protect ourselves from these criminals.
We can not go back intime and not invent the gun. We will never get rid of them all, so as long as guns exist,criminals will obtain them easier and faster than the average citizen has ever been able to.A woman who thought she was alone in her Jacona, New Mexico, home and hadjust emerged from the shower when she heard the sounds of someone ransacking theresidence. The quick-thinking resident retreated to the bedroom but was soon confrontedby a stocky male intruder who had violently kicked down the locked door. Thats whenthe intended victim pointed a handgun at the man, sending him fleeing! The woman in thisstory and others like her are the types of people who cherish the right to bare arms.One year after Australian gun owners were forced to surrender 640,381 personalfirearms to be destroyed, including semi-automatic .22 rifles and shotguns, a programcosting the government over 500 million dollars.
The results are less than expected. Adramatic increase in criminal activity involving firearms has been experienced by thecitizens of Australia. Just after twelve months of the new gun laws, Australia-widehomicides are up 3.2%, assaults are up 8.
6%, and armed robberies are up 44%! In thestate of Victoria, homicides with firearms are up 300%! Figures over the past 25 yearswere showing a steady decrease in gun related crimes, and in just twelve months the newgun laws changed everything for the worse.The same thing is happening in Britain. Armed crime rose 10% in 1998, and thenumbers for 1999 are expected to be even more dramatic. Since guns are illegal, everycriminal wants one, and it is very profitable to smuggle them in.
According to a policespokesman, weapons from Eastern Europe, some still new in their boxes, are turning upduring investigations. Criminals now have unprecedented access to high quality guns atThe January 14, year, issue of the Manchester Guardian says that their city is nowbeing called Gunchester. Police sources have been quoted saying that guns havebecome almost a fashion accessory among young criminals on the street. Street gangsare armed with fully automatic weapons, and unarmed police are afraid of confrontation.The 1999 Sunday Express says, In recent months there have been a frightening number ofshootings in Britains major cities, despite new laws banning gun ownership.
Unfortunately, the downward progress of gun control goes only one way. British citizenswill never regain the basic human right to armed self-defense.The legalization of concealed weapons is one of the best ideas I have ever heard. Muggers, rapists, and murderers often go after the weak or those incapable of protectingthemselves.
Most of these criminals will not choose you as a victim knowing you have ahandgun. They are just as scared of guns as we, the honest citizens of the world are, but ifthey are the only ones with guns, what is going to stop them from committing these crimeseveryday and more often? Everyone should have the right to self defense.Bibliography: