i am all for people owning guns as long as they are mentally fit individuals with no mental problems and have no felonies and dont live with anyone that is a felon or deemed a danger to themselves or others and as long as a person isn't deemed a danger to themselves or others i do believe they should be able to own a gun i mean the fact that so many people believe owning a gun is a right and everyone in america is entitled to a gun is very scary to me i mean america has the 12th most gun deaths out of any country and the most gun deaths out of any first world country in the world, i mean what if driving was a right and not a privilliage we would would like 8 year old driving and blind people driving and we would have people who would have seizures driving that would be an extremley thought and we would have a hell of a lot more car crashes and deaths. and dont give me that crap that our 2nd amendment gives us that right because our 2nd amendment is meant for militia purposes and at the time the 2nd amendment was written there was no active militiary and now we have the best military in the world. and dont give me that crap that you can't change the constitution because it has been changed because we got rid of slavery and we got rid prohibiton so dont give me that crap that you can't change the consitituiton. so what is you're opinion should owning a gun be a privilalege or a right
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Well, I am European, so my opinion on this will be very different from most Americans' opinions. Personally, I think owning a gun should be neither a right, nor a privilege. It should simply be forbidden. Americans will probably say that's an unbearable infringement of personal freedom but I say it's an unbearable infringement on everyone's freedom if they constantly have to be scared that some idiot will kill you. People can have different opinions on this but the facts speak for themselves. The stricter a country's gun laws are, the less dangerous it is. In Japan, fire arms are completely illegal for private citizens and Japan has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. In my country Switzerland, we have extremely strict gun laws (contrary to what many right-wing Americans believe) and we too, have one of the lowest crime rates in the world. We've never had one single school shooting in Switzerland. In the US, it's already a surprise if there's one month without a school shooting. In Americans die due to the use of firearms (on American soil!) than in Iraq. In other words: there's a civil war going on in the heart of America and people don't even realize it.
Now, many gun-loving Americans will say that if you don't have a gun, you will just use something different to kill another person. However, numerous researches on this topic have proven that this is not true. Roughly 90% of murders (AND suicides!) happen in the heat of the moment. The reason for this is that most murders happen due to very "low" reasons, such as jealousy. A guy is pissed that his girlfriend had sex with another guy, gets his shotgun and kills her. Such an easy satisfaction of your desire to take revenge is simply not possible with other tools. If he would try to stab her with a kitchen knife, he has to first catch her, pin her down, stab several times... this takes much more time than pulling a trigger and it's more than enough time to come back to your senses and realize "what the fuck am I doing here?".
Finally, many gun-loving Americans will also claim that you need a gun to defend yourself against criminals. This is of course a circular argument. You can't stop violence with violence. The way to cut down on crimes rates is to improve life quality of all citizens. Make a society more equal. Give everyone a perspective. Don't discriminate minorities. Unfortunately, you're a called a dirty commie for suggesting this in the US, so they rather hand out guns to people.0
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