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Why is buying guns legal in the US?

Why is buying guns legal in the US?

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Asked by G. Horace on Jun 26, 2018

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C. Bernthal

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C. Bernthal
Teacher, MA, P.hD, Seattle

Answered on Nov 23, 2018

The right to keep and bear arms is protected under the second amendment of the United States Constitution. Our founding fathers had a healthy wariness of the government. They amended the constitution to ensure that private ownership of arms would always be legal. The gun laws in the United States regulate the manufacture, trade, possession, transfer, record keeping, transport, and destruction of firearms, ammunition, and firearms accessories.

Guns are legal to own in every country and authority in the world under the appropriate circumstances. Evidence has shown that laws against gun ownership do not disarm criminals, but only their potential victims. In most cases, Anti-gun laws make crime more prevalent. Each state has its laws regarding who is allowed to own a firearm. There are various states and federal laws permitting background check requirements. Also, the presence of more guns in the hands of good people has and will continue to reduce crime.

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M. Klose

M. Klose
Content Writer, Oakland

Answered on Jul 09, 2018

There was a time when Americans saw guns as their only source of strength and refuge against the people who were trying to oppress them. This became tradition. If you would ask people who live in America why guns are legal, they may answer with “Why not?” They honestly do not know why guns should not be sold. There are some rules and regulations that are being followed when purchasing guns.

For example, only those who are 21 and above will be allowed to get handguns but other guns will already be available to those who are 18 years of age. Gun regulation is something that the US is currently pondering on. It would depend on them if they would push through with some changes or not.

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