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 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...12yrs12Y


 @9GHH4K9  from Maryland agreed…1mo1MO

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Kids killing kids is a problem in today's society. A man with easy access to guns, can simply go out and buy one. Get in the bus with it hidden, and go to your child's school and massacre everyone in that school, including your kid.

 @9GHJWNN from Virginia disagreed…1mo1MO

The 2nd amendment gives everyone the right to bear arms. While murder is totally wrong, it would be unconstitutional to deny people the right to carry a gun.

 @9GHH958 from South Carolina disagreed…1mo1MO

Trained personnel, in the right places, would ensure that this would never happen. Mass shootings, like the one in Maine yesterday, wouldn't have occurred if a concealed weapons permit holder with a weapon, had been around. There will always be evil men and they will always find a way to enact their depravity. The overwhelming majority of gun owners are law-abiding citizens others are safer because of.

Additionally, nine of my ancestors fought in the American Revolutionary War to give us the right to protect ourselves from enemies both foreign and domestic. I will NEVER give up my right to protect myself and my family!

 @PleasedFalconRepublican from Iowa disagreed…1mo1MO

According to the FBI, the majority of gun deaths in the U.S. are suicides, not homicides or mass shootings. That said, it's crucial to have responsible gun ownership and proper mental health support in place. However, overly stringent restrictions might not necessarily prevent these incidents but could infringe on the rights of law-abiding citizens.

 @9GHHT74 from New York agreed…1mo1MO

This should cause the increase in gun control, and increase the requirements to obtain a gun. And in addition, increase the security of the school.

 @9GG5MHY from South Carolina agreed…1mo1MO

Guns should be restricted for people with reasonable intentions with it. The person should also show history to prove there intentions. Such as gun training and licences.

 @9GG6PGGIndependent from Rhode Island agreed…1mo1MO

yes, but only handguns in populated areas and restricted hunting rifles in more rural areas idk the question but guns should be waayayayayya more limited

 @9GG6QZZ from Connecticut agreed…1mo1MO

I agree that all people who want to own a gun have to go through gun training and have a licences. Along with that, there should be a full background check.

 @9GFFTZP  from Kentucky agreed…1mo1MO

if people weren't able to walk around with guns then other people wouldn't feel endangered, and they wouldn't feel that they'd have to carry around a gun as well.

 @9GFHMC2Libertarian from Tennessee disagreed…1mo1MO

It is our constitutional right to own and carry firearms and no laws are going to prevent bad guys from owning and carrying firearms either

 @9GFMBV8 from Texas disagreed…1mo1MO

A gun isn’t the issue, it’s the mentally ill people that walk around thinking it’s okay to kill children that are the issue.

 @KindheartedGranola from Missouri commented…1mo1MO

That's a utopia I'd love to see. But in the meantime, in the real world, people carry guns for a myriad of reasons, often for their own personal security. Your suggestion seems to overlook that reality.

 @PollsterUnicornSocialist from Kentucky disagreed…1mo1MO

We can ensure that responsible, law-abiding citizens who feel the need for protection can still obtain firearms.

Take Australia for example, they implemented strict gun control after the Port Arthur massacre in 1996. The regulations didn’t prevent people from owning guns entirely but made the process more rigorous. Subsequently, both gun-related homicides and suicides saw a significant decrease.

 @DelegateElephantRepublicanfrom Tennessee disagreed…1mo1MO

Switzerland has a high rate of gun ownership and still has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. This suggests that an armed society does not necessarily lead to a feeling of danger or the need for everyone to arm themselves.

 @9GLY5H2Independent from Kansas agreed…4wks4W

In recent years, there have been such an increase in public shootings, especially schools for example. I think that there should be a background check, and a training class that is required in order to even buy a gun.

 @9GLZCG4Constitution from California disagreed…4wks4W

There are already background checks. The best solution to gun violence is through public edification.

 @9GLYPJL from California agreed…4wks4W

Guns have been a issue throughout the U.S. as instead of being used for self defence, it is mostly used for murder.

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...12yrs12Y


 @9FNZWSR  from California disagreed…2mos2MO

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There should be more restrictions because if sellers gave thorough investigation on why someone wanted to buy a gun there there would be less gun violence.

 @9FP3S9PPeace and Freedom from Texas agreed…2mos2MO

I agree with this statement because I believe if we did effective background checks on people buying guns, we can see who is eligible to be a responsible gun owner.

 @9FP4K7R from Washington agreed…2mos2MO

absolutely, I belive that in order to get a gun license you should have to go through extensive background checks and tests to show mental stability and courses educating the buyer on on how to properly handle a gun, aswell as having to wait up to 2 weeks after buying a gun to recieve it, which has been shown to greatly reduce the rates of impulsive gun violence and suicide.

 @9F9PSDLIndependent  from Alabama disagreed…3mos3MO

I really think they should be banned but I know that's too much to ask so I think we should go the Japan route. Make them expensive and require a lot of yearly training and fees.

 @9G2BGZ4 agreed…2mos2MO

If someone is going to do something like, rob a bank, or shoot up a school, they are not worried about the weapon they're using is illegal. They are going to obtain them whether or not threw a legal or illegal way.


Making a certain weapons illegal as well as creating more limitations on the purchasing on firearms will make it increasingly more difficult to purchase the weapon. There is also the issue that if the weapon is illegal then their friend, parents, whoever is much less likely to leave it lying around for someone to take and use in an illegal way.

 @9G3RHBR from Michigan disagreed…2mos2MO

Lots more restrictions will reduce the number of school shootings and robberies and shootings in general.

 @9G3RZPP from New York agreed…2mos2MO

They are not going to worry because a 22 lr can do the same damage compared to a 9mm or a 45. They are going to obtain the suspect how ever they can if its going to save lifes.

 @9G3PN97 from Ohio disagreed…2mos2MO

either way they should approach the situtaion legally, with laws and if they can just break them why have.

 @9GMV82P from Wisconsin agreed…4wks4W

i love guns, and its not the gun that does the killing, its the person using the gun as a tool to cause harm on a person.

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...11yrs11Y

Yes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training

 @VeggieleezyDemocrat  from Illinois agreed…2wks2W

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Buying a firearm should not be easier than buying cough medicine at the pharmacy, and owning a gun doesn't make someone instantly an expert in its safe usage unless their intent is deliberately unsafe use. Existing gun control laws need to be more strictly enforced, and the ability to purchase firearms, especially assault rifles, should come with stricter background checks and clearances. Also, gun owners should be required to keep their weapons safely and securely locked in their homes to prevent accidental use or deaths, and anyone who purchases guns should go through training to use them safely.

 @9GWQY8H from Delaware disagreed…2wks2W

The right to keep and bear arms is as fundamental to the United States of America as the freedom of speech we utilize to discuss it. You cannot have one without the other; that is where the conversation starts from. We take the wrong approach to changing the impact guns have on the lives of Americans. Rather than hiding them away, as we did with drugs, prostitution and human trafficking, and mental health, we must push them into the light.
1. Gun familiarity, (safety and respect) should be taught in the schools.
2. The federal government should establish publicly accessible mental health…  Read more

 @9GWR539 from Colorado disagreed…2wks2W

Buying a firearm is the inherent right of all Americans and any freedom-seeking individuals who wish to either break free from an oppressive regime or to establish a free society. This tool is a good check on government authority. Both cough medicine and firearms should be easy to obtain. The safe use of firearms is already practiced by a large majority of firearm users, and the restriction of obtaining, possessing, securing, and using firearms will only be met with revolutionary action. “By the people, for the people” will be suppressed if firearms rights are restricted. Not can be, WILL be.

 @9GWQY5Q from New York agreed…2wks2W

I agree with this statement, the sale of military grade guns have become way too prevalent and unregulated.

 @9F9PSDLIndependent  from Alabama agreed…3mos3MO

They should have a psych exam and go through multiple training and handling courses. They should also not be allowed to own a gun if they have any red flags in the background check. You should also get references from people outside the family.

 @9FTJW64  from California agreed…2mos2MO

Supporting strict background checks, psychological testing, and training is vital for effective gun control. Studies show that countries with comprehensive gun control measures have significantly lower rates of firearm-related deaths. Background checks can prevent individuals with criminal records or mental health issues from accessing guns, reducing the risk of violent incidents. Psychological testing and training ensure that gun owners are mentally stable and proficient in firearm handling, promoting responsible ownership. These measures, backed by evidence, prioritize public safety without infringing on citizens' rights, making them essential components of a sensible gun control policy.

 @9FTLZWZ from Arizona agreed…2mos2MO

I agree, I would also like to add that we should have routine mental health checks. This would ensure gun owners aren't in poor mental health while still in possession of a firearm.

 @9GNDP2VLibertarian  from Michigan agreed…4wks4W

There are already restrictive gun laws in many states. I support the gun laws requiring stringent background checks, not allowing sale of guns to those with mental illness or history of felons. However; most of these gun laws are not ENFORCED! What good are good laws that are not backed up? More aggression in the enforcement of gun sales is needed.

 @9GNFV2S from California disagreed…4wks4W

"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." Need I say more.

 @9GNFKYHRepublican from Washington disagreed…4wks4W

Although you have made good statements, more gun control rules are taking away our constitution right to the second amendment.

 @9GNDP2VLibertarian  from Michigan commented…4wks4W

Allowing guns to be sold to folks with known mental health issues is taking away the right to life of our school children and other innocent bystanders. Some folks should not have access to guns.

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...12yrs12Y

No, and the government should pass a national “stand your ground” law

 @Jordan-Souza  from North Carolina agreed…4wks4W

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Every citizen has the right to LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We should be allowed to protect our lives at any cost.

 @9GZXDYR from California commented…2wks2W

Every citizen in this country has the birthright to own weapons, whether for sport, practice, hunting, or to defend themselves, their family, friends, property, or livelihood from attackers, weather that be a street criminal, or from a power they are holding accountable or civil unrest, we should be allowed to protect our lives at any cost and with whatever weapon we so choose, and the regulation and restriction of that freedom, from acquisition to use, should not exist in any manner, as when the government controls the weapons we have to a point that we do not have the same weapons as the…  Read more

 @ewskivNatural Law  from North Carolina disagreed…4wks4W

From my point of view the right to protect one's life is important, there is a need for responsible regulation and the consideration of public safety to prevent gun violence and protect the lives all all citizens. The debate over gun control is often about striking a balance between individual rights and societal well-being.

 @Jordan-Souza  from North Carolina commented…2wks2W

I guess so. I am undereducated on the dull picture, but bare with me because I am only twelve years of age.

 @9GLB3CB from North Dakota disagreed…4wks4W

every citizen has the right to protect their lives, allow the way people get guns should be hard so dangerous people cant get them easily

 @9GV6NL4Democrat from Virginia disagreed…3wks3W

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There should be way more restrictions on purchasing or owning a gun because gun violence has been an extreme danger to the nation due to the lack of restriction.

 @9GV73NW from California agreed…3wks3W

I agree because guns are dangerous and shouldn't be highly available especially in a country with all this technology and all.

 @9GVYRTDfrom Maine disagreed…3wks3W

In my view, the call for increased restrictions on gun ownership overlooks the fundamental principles of individual rights and self-defense. I firmly believe that citizens have an inherent right to protect themselves and their families, and imposing more stringent regulations on gun ownership may compromise this essential aspect of personal security.

I argue that responsible gun owners should not bear the brunt of increased restrictions. Instead, the focus should shift towards addressing the root causes of violence, such as mental health issues and societal factors. By concentrating on educati…  Read more


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